Women's Forum: Financial Resilience

The County Hotel, Chelmsford
Tuesday, 11 February 2020
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    • Barbara Merry

Following the successful CII initiative, Insuring Women's Futures, we are very excited to invite all our members to the first Women's Forum talk of 2020, dedicated to Financial Resilience.

The successful businesswoman and active campaigner for diversity and inclusion in the insurance market Barbara Merry, has kindly agreed to share with us her wealth of knowledge on the topic of financial planning, drawing both from the CII research as well as her personal experience.

The talk is aimed at women who are interested in learning more about the key financial issues to consider throughout their lives from an early stage to their active professional life and at retirement. A thought provoking conversation which we hope encourages our members to think about their current status, financial objectives and what they need to do to achieve them'

Learning objectives:

By attending this event, delegates will be able to:

  • raise awareness of the importance of financial stability and long-term planning
  • encourage members to self-assess their current financial status and line them up with their long-term objectives
  • empower members to take control of their present and future financial stability
  • enable members to consider how to successfully manage their finances when their personal/work circumstances change


Barbara Merry is a unique and highly effective business leader with exceptional ability to combine understanding of financial and management performance metrics with clear strategic vision and strong emotional intelligence. Focussed on creating an empowering, inclusive culture.

A chartered accountant with highly developed financial skills.

Significant experience in financial services, particularly in the insurance sector, with deep understanding of risk management and assurance issues.

Former CEO of Hardy Underwriting Group, with experience of UK and international markets, regulation and governance. An insurance industry role model and champion for improving talent management, including promoting an under-standing of diversity and inclusion including business impact.

  • Rainsford Road
  • Chelmsford
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CII Accredited

This demonstrates the quality of an event and that it meets CII member CPD scheme requirements.

1 hour's CPD can be claimed for this event if relevant to your learning and development needs.

It is recommended that you keep any evidence of the CPD activity you have completed and upload copies to the recording tool as the CII may ask to see this if your record is selected for review. Details of the scheme can be viewed online at www.cii.co.uk/cpd.