Welcome to the Women in Protection Network

Committed to making Protection inclusive and accessible, so more people can get financially fit.

The Women in Protection Network was set up to raise awareness of the need for more female consumers to buy protection insurance, and to encourage more women to work in our industry.

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A bit about us

The Women in Protection Network was set up in 2017, when Emma Thomson brought together a group of female financial professionals to discuss the lack of diversity in the protection market, how we could work together to better support women, champion female talent and encourage a more inclusive industry.

The Network brings together a range of professionals from across the sector with a shared ambition to broaden distribution of protection for advisers and increase access for consumers in order to help to build better financial resilience for UK individuals and their families.

We all share a desire to bridge the massive protection gap that exists in the UK. We’ve talked about this problem for years but if we keep doing the same thing, we’re going to get the same result. Society has changed and the nuclear family is just one element of it, so using the same approach for everyone won’t work; we need to ensure we appeal to a broader range of consumers.

Through our work, whilst we focus on increasing awareness of the needs and experiences of women to help improve outcomes for female customers and colleagues, we are committed to promoting greater diversity across our market. Ultimately, we believe our industry should better represent the society it serves.

The Women in Protection Network has an executive committee which supports the Chair and founder, Emma Thomson. The committee consists of Catherine Trimble, Shelli Bentley, Stephanie Hydon and Georgia d'Esterre.

Together, we can make a difference. It’s time to make a change.

News & Events

Women in Protection Conference 2024

Women in Protection Conference 2024 We’re pleased to announce that the Women in Protection conference is returning this year. Join us:Thursday 2nd May 2024Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square.    Previous Next Register Here The Women in Protection Network conference is open to everyone; (not just women…!) who are interested in helping more consumers access protection insurance, improving…

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