We’re supporting women in the actuarial profession with our Actuarial Mentoring Programme (AMP). It's a partnership between ourselves and the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. It is sponsored by Pension Insurance Corporation.
The AMP programme has been developed in response to the fact that women are leaving the profession on average 13 years earlier than male counterparts. This is leading to skewed gender balance at senior levels, despite near parity in the number of male and female actuaries at lower levels.
Nearly 100 people took part in 2017-18 - the scheme's inaugural year. The nine-month programme matches senior leaders with talented female actuaries in cross-functional and inter-disciplinary posts. The programme guides them through a process designed to retain talent within the profession.
The scheme has received high praise and recognition from the Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP and Chair of the Treasury Select Committee, who has said about the programme: “Congratulations to everyone involved in AMP and good luck for year two. It is great to see so many senior champions advocating mentoring and diversity across the actuarial profession. We know there is still a lack of diversity at the top of the financial services sector, including the actuarial profession. I am sure that AMP will play a key part in changing that.”
There’s still time for your organisation and colleagues to be involved in this year’s AMP programme, launching on 7th November but you need to hurry as the sign-up deadline is looming: Friday 28th September 2018.
To find out more about AMP, please contact Tay@moving-ahead.org or click here to sign up https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/AMPregistration.
A printable PDF summary about this year's AMP programme is available here