United Kingdom

Female Leaders

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“The time is absolutely ripe for exploiting the fact that I am female. A couple of years ago I became the first female Non Executive Director of Lloyds Banking Group Insurance Board. I now work part time for Aon, 80% over the year, which allows 20% of my time to be allocated to my NED role. Never stop learning and pushing yourself outside your comfort zone.” Jane Curtis, Partner

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“I’ve had the advantage of working in multiple economies and locations thanks to Aon. I moved from Aon’s India office to London, to broaden my career and client exposure, and was truly supported by the business. Both internally and externally we really do have the best people in the business that you can learn from, in a place where you are valued.” Adithi Jagannathan, UK Director of Talent, Rewards & Performance

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“We have done a lot to encourage flexibility at Aon. Personally I love that I can work from anywhere and that this flexibility means I can attend events such as my child’s sports day! We work together to make it work together, allowing our work to revolve around our lives rather the other way around.” Annika Haslett-Symonds, Chief of staff

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“I have been incredibly lucky to have the sponsorship of some key stakeholders within the business and on both sides of the Atlantic. Aon is an organisation that is clearly looking to build a sustainable pipeline of female talent for the future.” Katie Underwood, Executive Director

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“I have had 2 periods of maternity leave which have been fully supported by my team and line managers. Part-time working has enabled me to progress my career but also be a mum. A mum that can pic-up from the school gates, a mum that can support a child with their extra curricular activities, a mum that remains guilt-free that she has a dual role.” Paula Penn, Catastrophe Modeller

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“My philosophy is to develop teams that are diverse in thought, experience and expertise. This mindset is what develops new ideas and stimulates engagement” Jane Kielty, Managing Director

Leonora Siccardi

“To remain at the forefront of the industry and produce cutting edge work, I’ve learned that teams must continuously collaborate, which means wholeheartedly listening to each other. We must also embrace a diverse culture that offers a variety of opinions, ideas and strategies, as diversity of thought paves the way for innovation. Through my Business Insurance nomination, I hope to encourage and foster a positive environment for diversity and inclusion, and increase the momentum that has been built across the industry in this regard” Leonora Siccardi, Chief Operating Officer & Head of Client Services Operations