GB’s Sarah O’Connell to Speak at Women in Insurance Summit

GB’s Sarah O’Connell, General Manager of GB subsidiary TriEx, will be speaking at the inaugural Women in Insurance Summit on the 24th of July 2018 at Cordis Auckland.

Sarah will be speaking on how to overcome unconscious bias in the insurance profession. She will be presenting on how to understand unconscious bias and its impact in the workplace, how you can constructively address unconscious bias if you ever encounter it and how to overcome unconscious bias in succession planning, recruitment and promotion.

Sarah is looking forward to the event and having the opportunity to empower ambitious women.

“In the past decade there has been significant changes to the insurance industry which, as a result, have exposed the possibility for exciting new innovations.  “I’m looking forward to sharing my experiences & knowledge of unconscious bias & its effect on the workplace, in addition to how we can overcome it through innovative approaches.”

Other keynote speakers include John Lyon – CEO of Ando Insurance, Jo Mason – CEO of NZ Brokers and Melissa Cantell, Chief Operating Officer of IAG.

The event aims to help professionals create a workplace of the future, explore ways to improve pay equity, and incorporate flexible work practices, develop new leaders and discover the tools and techniques to foster women leaders.

According to event organisers, key reasons to attend the event include:

  • Build a business case to win management support and justify HR investment
  • Explore best-practice guidelines to reduce mental health risks in the workplace
  • Learn innovative ways to improve your recruitment campaigns
  • Get up to date on crucial developments in employment law
  • Gain insight into effective HR technology implementation
  • Enhance your ability to manage and lead change

If you haven’t got your ticket yet, click here for the schedule and registration detail.

Sarah was recently interviewed as part of GB’s International Women’s Day Celebrations.


Sarah O’Connell – General Manager, TriEx.