On Friday 11th March, following a year-long collaboration by female thought leaders in the Insurance Sector, Insuring Women's Futures was launched at the WOW Festival on the Southbank on Friday 11th March.  Sponsored by AIG and the CII, it was a great showcase for the insurance profession, particularly as Inga Beale, CEO of Lloyd's was announced as its first Patron.

It was a real privilege to be part of such an important launch and to have representation from many different sectors of the insurance industry. On the day, we had more than 100 women and girls at the Southbank Centre.

This is just the beginning of what is going to be a very important journey for women in insurance - today, tomorrow and the future.

Madeleine Albright, when she was US Secretary of State said 'there is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women'.    I think we are safe!