COVID-19 and the insurance industry: Why a gender-sensitive response matters

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Wednesday, March 3, from 14:00 to 15:00 CET (8:00-9:00 EST / 13:00-14:00 GMT).

Following on from our first webinar on January 27, 2021, which focused on the women’s insurance market opportunity and business case, we are delighted to invite you to a second webinar, looking at why a gender-sensitive response is critical as the industry responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. Research suggests that COVID-19 has widened gender gaps and impacted women’s risk profile, further increasing their protection gap and the need for insurance.

In this webinar, speakers from the IFC Women’s Insurance Program and the ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility will introduce the topic and key points from IFC’s guidance note, produced with support from the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi). We will hear from InLife Health Care (part of Insular Life) in the Philippines about how they have put best practice on serving the women’s market and responding to their changing needs in light of the pandemic into action. We will also invite commentary from South African based think-tank, Cenfri, as they highlight how the industry can better consider the needs of women.