Link has created a suite of documents to further support our education and awareness objectives, and to support LGBTQ+ inclusion across insurance.
At this time these resources are exclusively for Link UK partner organisations, if you are interested in becoming a Link partner please contact us here
Some Useful Facts & Stats
Here are some useful stats that make the case for diversity and inclusion in the insurance industry:
Concealing sexual orientation at work reduces productivity by up to 30%. People who have ‘come out’ in supportive workplaces are more creative, loyal and productive – Stonewall
Organisations that rate highly in both diversity and inclusion are 70% more likely to have success in new markets and 45% more likely to improve their market share – Centre for Talent & Innovation
A diverse and inclusive company is 45% more likely to see improved market share and 70% more likely to succeed in new markets – Corporate Leadership Council
Diverse workforces have 19% better employee retention, 42% greater team commitment, and 57% better team collaboration – Centre for Talent Innovation
Organisations & LGBTQ+ Charities
akt – Supports lgbtq+ young people aged 16-25 in the UK who are facing or experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile environment.
Citizens Advice – Is an independent organisation specialising in confidential information and advice to assist people with legal, debt, consumer, housing and other problems in the United Kingdom.
Diversity Role Models –Diversity Role Models provide a host of training for schools, parents, carers and organisations on how to be more LGBTQ+ inclusive.
FFlag – A national voluntary organisation and registered charity dedicated to supporting parents and families and their LGBT+ members.
Galop – LGBT+ anti-violence charity.
Global Butterflies – Organisation that brings awareness of trans and non-binary issues to the business sector.
Inclusion @ Lloyd’s –The governing body representing the companies and membership organisations within Lloyd’s and the wider insurance market.
London Friend –LGBT Mental Health and wellbeing charity.
Mermaids – Support for transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse children, young people, and their families.
myGwork – A business community for LGBT+ professionals, graduates, inclusive employers and anyone who believes in workplace equality.
Stonewall – LGBTQ+ rights organisation.
Switchboard – LGBTQ+ helpline.
Terrence Higgins Trust – Charity that campaigns about and provides services relating to HIV and sexual health.
The Proud Trust – Organisation that works with LGBTQ+ young people, as well as offering support to parents of LGBTQ+ children.
Two Dads UK – Organisation supporting those on a journey to become parents via Surrogacy.
Other Networking Groups
Checkout – a cross-industry network for Retail and Consumer Merchandise.
Freehold – Real Estate.
GWN – Gay Women’s Network.
Interbank – A cross-industry network for Financial Services.
InterEngineering – A cross-industry network for Technology professionals.
InterLaw – A cross-industry network for professionals in Law.
InterMedia – A cross-industry network for media professionals.
InterProf – A cross-industry network for Professional Services.
InterTech – A cross-industry network for Technology professionals.
London Bisexual Network – a cross-industry networking community for bisexual professionals.
Opening Doors – A charity providing activities, events, information and support services for LGBTQ+ people over 50.
Outvertising – Is the not-for-profit LGBTQ+ advertising and marketing advocacy group.
Property Equality – A property finding company designed to help the LGBT Community and its Friends find homes that suit them in the right locations.
Trans Unite – A directory website allowing members of the transgender & non-binary communities to find a local or online-only support group.
Consortium Training – Consortium offers a wide range of training days, conferences and online learning opportunities for anyone working or volunteering with an LGBT+ Group.
Diversity Role Models – Diversity Role Models provide a host of training for schools, parents and carers and organisations on how to be more LGBTQ+ inclusive.
Global Butterflies – Global Butterflies offer a suite of face to face and virtual workshops covering all aspects of Trans Inclusion in the workplace.
London Business School LGBTQ+ Executive Leadership Programme – This programme is designed for LGBTQ+ leaders who are preparing to take on a bigger leadership role, or are looking to tackle a significant professional transition. Attendees are members of the LGBTQ+ community with 8+ years of management experience who have recently made or are about to make, a transition into a bigger role.
LGBT Foundation Training Academy – LGBT Foundation’s Training Academy is for anyone wanting to increase their knowledge and confidence of LGBT inclusion at home, at work and in the community.
Stonewall Training – Training designed to help organisations embed LGBTQ+ inclusion into their workplaces.