Marsh at RIMS 2022

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) sponsorship

Advancing our commitment to building a culture of belonging, Marsh is proud to serve as the exclusive sponsor of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) track at RIMS. Now in its fourth year, this reoccurring sponsorship serves as an activation of our commitment – and creates a platform for meaningful conversation and ongoing education on this critical topic.

At Marsh, we’re passionate about leading the change we want to see. Over the past several years, we have leveraged our partnership with RIMS to communicate our core values – and drive forward our mission of building a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive risk management and insurance industry.

Our three Marsh-led sessions in this year’s sponsored DE&I track feature members of our executive committee and senior leaders from throughout the organization. They form part of a 10-session track covering a range of topical and critical DE&I and belonging issues.   

Please join the conversation via this important educational track.

Monday, April 11, 2022

DE&I in 2022: Have We Moved the Needle?

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm PST | Room 205

Pat Donnelly
President, US & Canada, Marsh

Tamara Franklin
Chief Digital, Data & Analytics Officer, Marsh

Aliyah Abdullah
Assistant Risk Management Coordinator at PURMA, University of Hartford

Tara Lessard-Webb
Governance Director, Intact Insurance

Kevin Bryant
National Practice Leader, Marsh

Living under the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic for several years has upended where and how we work as well as career advancement opportunities and fulfilment. And this happened at a point in time when commitments were being made across industry sectors, including insurance and risk management, to further diversity, equity, and inclusion. Join Marsh, RIMS, the Spencer Educational Foundation, and other risk management leaders for this kick-off session to the RIMS RISKWORLD 2022 DE&I track. We’ll have a frank discussion about the DE&I risks and opportunities facing our industry today in the wake of the pandemic, engage in conversation about the experiences and expectations of DE&I populations, and explore how we can secure the insurance and risk management profession as a career of choice for future generations.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2022

DE&I in 2022: Building Resilience Through Diversity and Inclusion

9:30 am – 10:30 am PST | Room 205

Patti Steis
Managing Director, Global Engagement Partner, Marsh

Devyn Cegelski
Senior ERM Manager, Zillow Group, Inc.

Twane Duckworth
Managing Director, Risk Management, City of Garland

Recent studies, including 2021’s Marsh-RIMS Excellence in Risk Management report, have concluded that the lack of diversity and inclusion within an organization is an enterprise risk. And in our rapidly changing and uncertain environment, you need a range of people around the table offering new ideas that challenge the status quo, as yesterday’s solutions may not be the answer to today’s problems. During this session, we’ll discuss the importance of linking diversity and inclusion efforts to your risk, resilience, and business strategies. How can organizations be more intentional in building diverse and inclusive environments, developing questioning mindsets, and creating safe spaces where employees can speak up without fear of reprisal? What are the risks if they do not? We’ll explore these issues and some real-world examples of how diversity and inclusion efforts have improved decision making and led to better business results in our complex world.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2022

DE&I in 2022: Building a Sense of Equity and Belonging

11 am – 12 pm PST | Room 205

Moreland Murray
Vice President, Chief Inclusion & Diversity Officer, Marsh McLennan

Patti Steis
Managing Director, Global Engagement Partner, Marsh

Kristina Colbert
Senior Risk Manager, Global Risk Management, Cisco Systems, Inc

Debbie Marshall
Sr. Director of Risk Management, Target

Zane Smith
GammaSAID DEI Council, Board Member, St. Mary's University

You’re part of or recently joined a company committed to diversity and inclusion. But what’s its stance on equity and belonging? Are you engaged in relevant and impactful work and seeing opportunities for advancement? Are you able to flourish and make your voice heard, especially if you are working in a full or part-time remote environment? Join experts from Marsh and Mercer, along with risk managers, to discuss approaches organizations can take to building a strong sense of equity and belonging. We’ll look at data from recent studies about the experience of women, black, and other diverse employees in the US workforce over the past several years and consider some game-changing initiatives companies can take to promote equity and belonging in the workplace.

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RIMS report

2021 Excellence in Risk Management Report

US businesses are increasingly prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion, but critical shortcomings remain.


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