Risk in Context Podcast: Advancing Opportunities for Underrepresented Populations

Marsh’s Tammy Franklin and Ailsa King discuss the ways companies can help to create opportunities for candidates they may not have considered in the past.

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While some companies have made advances in ensuring representation within their workforces, there’s still much to do.

This episode of Marsh’s Risk in Context podcast features Tammy Franklin, Marsh's Chief Digital, Data, and Analytics Officer, and Ailsa King, Marsh's Chief Client Officer for the UK and Ireland, on the ways companies can create opportunities for candidates they may not have considered in the past.

Key takeaways

Diversed perspectives

To adapt to the changing needs of clients and customers, companies need input from a range of voices.

Be flexible and creative

To attract and retain top-flight candidates, companies must be more flexible and creative to accommodate some populations.

Developing role models for others

Promoting from within diverse communities can help to develop role models for others as they seek to advance in their careers.

About our speakers

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Tamara Simpkins Franklin

Chief Digital Data and Analytics Officer

Tamara is the Chief Digital, Data and Analytics Officer for Marsh. In this role, Tamara is focused on designing and implementing digital technology, data and analytics to transform the Marsh client experience. She also serves on the Marsh Executive Committee. Prior to joining Marsh, Tamara was at IBM where she most recently was Vice President of Media and Entertainment Solutions.

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Ailsa King

Chief Client Officer, Marsh UK & Ireland

Ailsa King is Marsh's Chief Client Officer for the UK and Ireland and CEO of Marsh’s risk management client service team, which serves the firm’s large and complex clients. She joined Marsh in 2017 and has more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry.