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Dive In Festival 2020


Are you ready to Dive In?

The Dive In Festival for Diversity & Inclusion in Insurance will take place across the globe from 23rd to 25th September 2020. In recognition of new ways of working, Dive In will be going virtual for the first time this year, allowing festival goers to attend many events around the world via an online portal.

We are delighted to announce that we have three confirmed Dive In virtual events taking place in Dublin this year.


Webinar 1: Pathway to Transformational Change: How can the Insurance Industry lead on D&I from the Top? 

Date: Wednesday, 23rd September 

Time: 10.00am until 11.30am

Place: via webinar (Register Here)

The Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) is instrumental in driving the D&I agenda in Financial Services in Ireland. This panel includes a senior CBI D&I leader alongside CEOs representing major sectors in Ireland who walk the talk on D&I. We will explore the key issues and policies that facilitate this pathway to change.


o   Lisa O’ Mahony, Head of Advisory & Inspections of Governance, Operational and Insurance Risk, Central Bank of Ireland

o   Pat O’ Doherty, Chief Executive of ESB & Apprenticeship Council Chairman

o   Anne O'Leary, CEO of Vodafone & Chair of GOAL

o   Moyagh Murdock, CEO of Insurance Ireland

o   Panel Leader: Regina O'Connor, SVP and Global Head of Government Affairs & Regulatory Policy, AXA XL


Webinar 2: Addressing Unconscious Bias in the Workplace: an intrinsic tool to improving Inclusion & Diversity. 

Date: Thursday, 24th September 

Time: 12.30pm until 2.00pm 

Place: via webinar (Register Here)

The aim of this panel is to unpick the panellists’ professional and personal experiences with Unconscious Bias and of their experiences of Inclusion & Diversity (or non-inclusion/diversity) more generally.  


o   Adaku Ezeudo, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant, Inspirational Speaker, Facilitator and Executive Coach

o   Julie O'Neill, Board of Ryanair Holdings Plc, Permanent TSB Plc, Ryanair DAC, XLICSE and AXA Life Europe Ltd

o   Sandra Healy, Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion at DCU and Founding Director of DCU Centre of Excellence for Diversity & Inclusion

o   Panel Leader: Tony Hetherton, Branch Manager of Travelers Ireland


Webinar 3: Fireside chat with Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Ireland,  Ed Sibley 

Date: Friday 25th September

Time: 1.00pm until 2.00pm

Place: via webinar (Register Here)

The focus for this event is on importance of D&I for Ed Sibley personally, for the Financial Sector and  the CBI within the context of the recent publication of  Thematic Assessment of D&I in Insurance Firms. Hosted by Regina O' Connor SVP & Global Head of Government Affairs & Regulatory Policy, AXAXL, Chair of Dive In Ireland & Global Representative of Dive In for AXA  



We encourage you to get involved by visiting the Dive In website to register for events. Dive In is helping the insurance industry get fit for the future, highlighting the business case for diverse and inclusive workplaces, and providing practical ideas and inspiration for how to bring about positive change.


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