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The Dive In Festival – the insurance industry's festival to promote inclusion and diversity globally – starts today, and AXA XL colleagues will once again be participating in events around the world. 

We’re all well aware of the business case for inclusion and diversity (I&D) by now. We know that people are attracted to companies that do the right thing. Talent stays at companies that do the right thing. Demonstrating that there are opportunities for all of us to achieve our goals and succeed based on talent, effort and results irrespective of gender, background, ethnicity or sexual orientation is a must.  

While building an inclusive and diverse culture must be driven from the top, at AXA XL we know that to effect real change, all colleagues must play a role. A critical factor in this is our five Business Resource Groups (BRGs), spanning 25 chapters around the world. 

BRGs are an essential part of our culture. They create opportunities for colleagues to network, be part of the conversation, and help one another to learn and grow to be better allies. Our BRGs are grassroots and colleague led. They are authentic and inherently engage a wide range of perspectives. As AXA XL grows our BRGs around the world, our colleagues draw on their local culture and raise their local voices to support our I&D strategy and increase its global impact. 

One of our BRGs, Rise (spotlights colleagues from minority racial and ethnic groups to support their development and inclusion), recently hosted a global, interactive event, Addressing Racial Inequality: Be the Change. Nearly 2,800 colleagues joined live, and another 500 from around the world watched the replay. The program opened the door to countless candid conversations about prejudice and social injustice. It was an important moment for us and demonstrated our commitment to speaking up and stepping up.

All our BRGs deliver programmes geared towards to helping colleagues find a sense of community and foster a more inclusive culture and more inclusive policies and practices. Our other BRGs include LEAD (engages women and men to accelerate gender equality and encourage a culture of inclusion for all colleagues); Pride (provides an important forum for colleagues who identify as LGBT+ and allies to network, develop, and feel comfortable bringing their whole selves to work); EnAble (seeks to foster the inclusion of colleagues with disabilities – both visible and invisible – to make sure everyone has an equal opportunity to be successful); and Inclusion Committees (provide a broader focus on all aspects of identity to support more inclusive workplace environments and practices for all colleagues).

We know that these efforts help us create a global workplace that works for everyone, with a culture that values all individuals, backgrounds and ideas, and where every colleague feels safe, valued and respected. We saw our best Colleague Satisfaction Survey results to date during the third quarter of 2020, with response rates particularly high in colleague engagement. And a deeper analysis of colleague comments showed that our efforts around I&D and fostering an inclusive culture stood out to our colleagues.

As part of our ONE AXA Commitment, we seek collective success through diversity and collaboration. We foster Inclusion and Diversity because we are convinced that different ways of thinking, backgrounds and experiences will be key for our success in the long run. We’re proud that our colleagues are helping us drive this change, and we’re inspired by their commitment to becoming the change we want to see.

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