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The Big "I" Diversity Council is pleased to launch Inclusion in Action. We look forward to keeping you informed on all things related to diversity and inclusion across the IA channel and beyond. We will highlight key events, webinars and agency best practice tools relating to diversity and inclusion. 

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Available Now: Inclusion in Action Winter 2022 

The Diversity Council is pleased to celebrate 20 years of service!

Dive In Festival Now on Demand
The Diversity Council is pleased to support the global Dive In Festival for Diversity & Inclusion in Insurance. On-demand content now available.

March is Women’s History Month
Get involved in the upcoming industry events as we commemorate women leaders.

Now Available on Demand - The World as it is Vs the World as it Could Be
Learn key strategies you can use to promote healthy communication among coworkers and clients during stressful times.

Agency Management Series Now Available on Demand
If you are an up-and-coming agency owner, be sure to tune into this four part webinar training series!

Learn about Imposter Syndrome
Tune into this special webinar hosted by Million Women Mentors’ Insurance Network on Imposter Syndrome.

Inclusion in Action: Upcoming Diversity Initiatives
The Big “I” Diversity Council is pleased to promote these upcoming events.

Lead Your Team in Courageous Conversations
Check out this resource that will help you explore topics around race across your agency staff.

Big ‘I’ Releases Video on Inclusive Leadership
Tune in to find out nine actions you can take to become a more inclusive leader. 

Join us Friday, August 28 and learn more about self-care and team-care and how it can lead to increased success within your agency!  

Read Big "I" President and CEO's statement on peaceful reform following the recent events in Minneapolis and across the country. Released Monday, June 1, 2020.

We have put together a Courageous Conversations Toolkit to get you started! Let us know how your courageous conversations go.
Navigating Inclusive Leadership During Times of Crisis

At this time of heightened awareness of racial injustices, it is critical that we as trusted advisors take action to show inclusive leadership within our agencies and communities at large.

IA Magazine Feature: Business of Inclusion
As demographics change, businesses that aren’t building bridges or making inroads with new and diverse communities risk being left behind. And if they don’t start soon, they will certainly find it harder to catch up in the future. Read these six tips to sell, market and network better. 

Big "I" Diversity Summit Featured in March Edition of Rough Notes
We are pleased to have the Big "I" Level Up Agent Summit featured in the March edition of Rough Notes! Learn more about our inaugural business and inclusion summit that brought independent agents and other insurance professionals together to learn key business strategies focused on diversity and inclusion. More events like this are coming soon, stay tuned!

Without a commitment to inclusion and long-term success, diversity efforts will not have the desired impact. Here are a few ways to cultivate an inclusive culture that attracts and retains top talent, while being sustainable for the long-term

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. 

Tune into Women Who Lead Remarkably on-demand. 
This webinar 
unpacks self and environmentally imposed obstacles women continue to face and provides the best “how to” leadership advice from Sara Bradshaw Ray and a few other remarkable women you may know! 
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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