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Exploding the Myths – Women and Men at Work

17:00 on Wednesday, 11 Oct 2017

Led by Helen Krag - PDT Global

Women and Men in the Workplace

Designed for both managers and those who are managed, this workshop will explore your thinking not only about gender, but also about broader difference at work.

This dynamic and interactive 90-minute workshop will help you to be more flexible when managing difference in your workplace – or if YOU are the difference, offer some tips and techniques for greater success.

We will take a deeper look at how we’ve been shaped up to now, the judgments we consciously – and unconsciously – make and look at how we can all be more flexible when dealing with difference around us


  • The impact of ‘Unwritten Rules’ in the Insurance Profession
  • Practical ways for managing difference in the workplace
  • A personal commitment to contributing to difference in your workplace

Date: 11 October 2017

Timings: 17:00 – Registration  |  17:30 – Forum  |  19:00 – Networking and refreshments  |  20:00 – Close

Venue: SCOR SE Asia House, 31-33 Lime Street, London, EC3M

Price: £30 (incl VAT)


Beginning with an engaging and lively discussion on the perceived differences between men and women at work, we explode some of the perceptions and myths around male and female brains.

We pause to review how we ’ve been shaped up to now, the judgments we consciously and unconsciously make which privilege and exclude others around us – and consider how we can all be more flexible when dealing with difference.

Using a new definition of diversity, we will take a closer look at our own styles and how these correlate with perceptions of leadership, strength, success, and likability – and critically how these can differ for men, women, introverts, extroverts – any one of perceived difference in the workplace.

Supported by practical tips to help mitigate, attendees will explore factors that may be seen as barriers to success in the workplace – such as confidence, unhelpful perceptions of flexible working and self-promotion – and are asked to make one personal pledge to promote and support difference in the insurance profession.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain a deeper awareness of the business case for difference in insurance
  • Examine the myths and perceived differences between men and women in the workplace
  • Contribute to a discussion around the unhelpful ‘Unwritten Rules’ at play in the Global Insurance Profession via lively practical exercises

Leave with personal commitment to contribute to difference in their own personal or work environment

To book your place

Speaker Details:

Helen is a facilitator, trainer, coach and conference speaker. For over a decade she has helped clients improve performance through their people and has worked across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors globally. Her expertise is particularly in demand for interventions with senior leadership teams and HR / recruitment professionals.

Helen draws on a sound knowledge of business, and takes a commercial approach, to quickly create clarity and direction for clients. She brings energy and challenge to her learning interactions, with an emphasis on delivering results through behavioural change.

Through her work in diversity, inclusion and unconscious bias she challenges companies to think differently about how they recruit, retain and develop talent; and she supports diverse individuals to develop the confidence, skills, attitude and belief to step up to more senior roles.