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Discover the opportunities and benefits of embracing diversity and encouraging change necessary for the independent agency system to thrive.  When you lean on our research, education and resources you will create an organizational culture that will better serve diverse markets.  Our mission is to engage and develop a sustainable diverse independent agency network by partnering with state associations, carriers, and industry affinity groups. Learn more about the Diversity Council here.




IN THE NEWS

 Join us in New Orleans for the Level Up Agent Summit 

This inaugural business and inclusion event taking place on January 14-15, will bring independent agents and other IA channel leaders together to learn key business strategies with a heightened focus on sales, marketing, agency operations, leadership, and technology. The goal? To enhance agency growth, innovation and sustainability through diversity and inclusion. For more information and to register visit www.independentagent.com/LevelUp 


Special Big "I" Member Pricing for Women in Insurance Global Conference in NYC
The Big "I" Diversity Council is pleased to partner with Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation's Women in Insurance Global Conference! An anticipated international audience of 750 women and men are expected to attend this year's jam-packed conference.

Winners Announced in the College Agency Management Competition
Indiana State University, Ohio State University and University of North Texas take top spots in virtual business learning challenge. The competition, hosted by InVEST and the Big I" Diversity Council, was designed to teach college students the basics of entrepreneurship, insurance agency management, business operations and teamwork through a virtual online competition developed by PriSim War Games.
 
Gen Zs are accustomed to products and services being delivered to them immediately. Let's use the tools we have to lead and support Gen Z to build a stronger tomorrow.

 
The study also reports that just 4% of all independent agencies employ an African-American principal or senior managers staggeringly low number compared to the 88% that count white representation among their agency leadership.
 

 

LEARN WITH US

FREE Whitepaper: 3 Steps to Change
Understand the current state of independent agency system and learn what you can do today to change the diversity landscape in our industry. 

On-Demand Courses for Startup Agencies and New Agency Owners
Set goals, operate effectively and learn how to gain carrier appointments in the four-part Right Start series. The program is designed by the Diversity Council with leading agents and top carriers to help newer agencies thrive. 

 
The Big I Diversity Council and the National African-American Insurance Association present Al Vivian, of Basic Diversity, acclaimed diversity expert and presenter. Understand the business case of diversity and steps to take to be more inclusive. 

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Why Turn to the Big A Message from our CEO Bob Rusbuldt
Chairman Minkler SpeaksState of the Union Addess

Thank You for the Honor

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The Big "I" Diversity Council was proud to be one of the Nation’s Top 25 Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), Business Resource Groups (BRGs) and Diversity Councils!

 
MARKET RESOURCE GROUPS
 
Learn why African-American consumers and people of color can be your best customers. 
 
Asian Gain an understanding of one of the fastest-growing demographics.
 
Learn how you can best serve the lucrative and loyal market to grow your agencys business.
LGBT
 
The youngest of the generation are now adults. How can you make meaningful connections with the next generation? 
 
Understand 5 things the busy household decision-makers value. 


The Big "I" Diversity Council is a cooperative industry group comprised of Big I members representing Latin-American, African-American and Asian-American agents in addition to leading insurance company executives. The council collaborates with other multicultural industry groups, state associations and other Big I committees to create an awareness of the opportunities and benefits available by embracing diversity and encouraging change necessary for the independent agency system to survive and flourish. Our mission is to engage and develop a sustainable diverse independent agency network by partnering with state associations, carriers, and industry affinity groups. Learn more about the Diversity Council here.
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