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Seeking to provide equal opportunities for women in business.

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

Entry Level

The Facts

Industry Statistics

Women outnumber men at entry-level positions* but representation decreases significantly in more senior roles.

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

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How we help you.

Through our range of memberships, we support the access, development and retention of all women across the insurance industry globally.

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.
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Our Holistic Programme

Throughout the past twelve years, we have identified four key pillars that, in conjunction, have proven to accelerate women in the workplace at any stage in their career.


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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Women seeking management positions

Coming Soon!

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Mid-level women

Coming Soon!

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Per month

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Some of our corporate partnerships

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Frequently asked questions

How do I join the mailing list?

Email us at, we’ll point you in the right direction!

What is the difference between the General and paid membership options?

The general membership provides access to the broadcasts and networking events however the paid membership includes coaching, mentoring and business insights events. It is a programme which has been carefully designed with your career development in mind.

How much time do these events take up?

It depends on how many events you want to attend but we estimate 60-90 minutes a month.

Why can’t men apply to become an ISC member?

We believe in positive discrimination to effectuate lasting culture change. Our goal is to reach gender parity in the Insurance industry and as such devote our time to providing women with the skills they need to reach leadership positions.

What are the working groups and how are they different from each other?

The working groups each focus on a particular topic which is of interest and value to our members. They act to engage the Insurance industry more effectively in each of their specific sectors whether that be through education or charitable giving.

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