ISC Group is a global business community, founded by Barbara Schonhofer, that provides personal, professional and business development for women in insurance.
The lack of women in leadership positions can inhibit the ambition of others, perpetuating the problem.
Founded by Barbara Schonhofer in the UK with 12 members
Launched in Switzerland
Launched in Canada,
France, Ireland and
Launch of pilot Aspire programme and appointment of Jutta Kath as Chair
100+ members, 2 events a year
How we help you.
Our company packages bring fresh insight and support to businesses through the latest DE&I thinking and strategies. Whilst our tailored individual memberships equip women with the resources proven to accelerate career progression.
Start your journey today by becoming a company or individual member of ISC Group.
Our Holistic Programme
Provide a safe space for challenging conversations to happen.
Improve communication across the industry to reduce the seniority gap.
Stimulate internal and external self-awareness around behaviours in business.
Give better access to industry knowledge to accelerate career progression.
Keynote interviews or panel discussions on a variety of topical subjects. All are recorded and stored in the online hub for members to access.
Opportunities for members to network with other women in insurance around the world. These sessions are facilitated by members from the ISC Community.
Community Working Groups
Led by our members, we are committed to supporting broader society and getting the insurance industry behind some of the ongoing initiatives and charitable organisations available.
60min coaching-led session which offer a rare opportunity for Aspire Members to work on their career goals and meet a small group of peers in a safe, non-judgemental environment.
Our informal mentoring programme will give Aspire Members access to a diverse range of our Executive members throughout the year to seek career guidance and advice.
An opportunity to meet with Business Leaders in the industry and gain their insights about the upcoming industry challenges and how leaders plan to overcome these.
60-90 minutes roundtables led by executive coaches offering an opportunity for our Executive members to explore their own leadership style and analyse, with peers in the market, how they can be better leaders going forward.
For these sessions we invite existing Non-Executive Directors and Chairmen in to share their personal experiences with our members and transfer any learning they have gained along the way.
Access to thought leadership around future risks. Intimate, Chatham House rule, business discussions with industry experts moderated and facilitated by ISC Board Members or Ambassadors.
What Our Members Say
Ailsa King, Chief Client Officer, Marsh UK & Ireland
It has proved really impactful for both me and my highly talented colleagues, who have been nominated for the programme. During lockdown, they have gained so much from this programme and it is making a real immediate impact for both their individual career aspirations and us as an organisation.
Latifa Lam, Bessé
I was pleased to have been selected for the Next Generation Programme. I gained unique insights through open conversations, where all questions were relevant and welcome. I now feel empowered to continue to develop myself and explore opportunities for a successful career within insurance
Anne Charon, CEO A2C
The mentoring programme presents a great opportunity for talented insurance executives to exchange in all transparency and sincerity with more experienced executives... It’s a programme that generates strong bonds and reminds us that insurance is, above all, a people business.
ISC Canada Aspire Member, June 2020
" Some of the discussions I’ve had or speakers I’ve listened to have added perspective to my work life or personal life. Even small things like protecting your peace and tips to start your day, plan your day, hearing other successful and busy women and mothers is very helpful. "
Managing Director, June 2019
" [ISC Group] has given me more confidence in my daily working life and had a tangible impact on my career "
“ I have been so thoroughly impressed with the engagement and lengths the ISC has gone to throughout the COVID situation to keep us engaged. The variety of topics and growth opportunities and diversity of approach has been fantastic and engaging. "
Senior Claims Advisor
“ For me, I can say that being part of the ISC community has given me the confidence to speak out and stand up for my core values of equality and inclusion for everyone. "