Our Story

Where we started to where we are now.

ISC Group is a global business community, founded by Barbara Schonhofer, that provides personal, professional and business development for women in insurance.

Entry Level
Vice Presidents

The Facts

Industry Statistics

Women and men at entry-level positions are equal butrepresentation decreases significantly in more senior roles. * 

The lack of women in leadership positions can inhibit theambition of others, perpetuating the problem. The lack of women in leadership positions can inhibit the ambition of others, perpetuating the problem.

Our Global Community:

We initially launched as a network for senior women in theUK but quickly developed into a global business community, uniting women acrossthe world. It is this global experience on which we built our four key pillars.


The Beginning

Founded in the UK
with 12 members



Launched in the USA with Margaret Resce Milkint as Chair



Launched in Canada with ChairJodie Kaufman Davis



Welcomed Aspire Chair Alexandra Spence

How we help you.

Through our range of memberships, we support the retention, attraction and promotion of women in the insurance industry.

We have built an engaged global C-suite community, who we collaborate with to ensure that the insurance industry continues to move towards a more gender balanced future.

To help achieve this, we also provide career development programming to support the advancement of women.

Our Holistic Programme

Throughout the past twelve years, we have identified four key pillars that, when used in conjunction, are proven to accelerate women in the workplace.


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.

Business Insights

Give better access to industry knowledge to accelerate career progression.

Individual Memberships

Select Membership
All Women in Insurance

On Demand

Keynote interviews or panel discussions on a variety of topical subjects. All are recorded and stored in the online hub for members to access.

Global Networking

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.

Women seeking management positions

Coming Soon!


Per month

Mid-level women


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.

Business Insights

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.


Per month

Female Executives


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.

Business Insights

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

" 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. "
ISC Canada Aspire Member, June 2020
" [ISC Group] has given me more confidence in my daily working life and had a tangible impact on my career "
Managing Director, June 2019