RIMS Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Vision Statement

RIMS strives to provide a highly inclusive environment for all identity groups to thrive in the global risk community, and to facilitate and encourage open dialogue for a more inclusive and resilient future.

RIMS Celebrates Black History Month

Shetikka Royal

 

“Each year, we celebrate Black History Month as a way to honor our ancestors and to acknowledge the achievements of Black people throughout America’s history. We say thank you to those who stood strong paving the way for us to be successful and triumphant in our lives. We think of them and know that we are built out of the same sustaining power. Today, we use their stories and their journeys to inspire greatness within us and to positively contribute to this rewarding profession. We continue this legacy through mentoring, recruitment, scholarships, and leadership. Respectfully, we are committed to creating opportunities for continued growth and inclusion in the risk profession.”

Shetikka P. Royal
Risk Manager, Primo Water North America, Inc.
D&I Chair, Atlanta Chapter

 

Rodney Johnson

Diversity as a Successful Business Division with Rodney Johnson

In this episode, RIMScast’s Black History Month coverage continues with a look at successful supplier diversity initiatives in risk and insurance with Rodney Johnson; the Vice President of Culture and Inclusion in the Business Division at Gallagher

Measuring the success of a diversity initiative can be a challenge but assessing a supplier diversity initiative is one way to generate returns. In Justin and Rodney’s conversation today, they discuss how and why such initiatives are key to attracting and retaining Black and diverse talent in the risk profession year-round.

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Discussing Black History Month and the Risk Profession with Tammy Franklin of Marsh

It’s February 2021, Black History Month. In recognition of this, RIMScast is bringing some fresh perspective on the state of the risk profession when considering Black employees and leadership. Joining Justin Smulison to facilitate this discussion is Tamara “Tammy” Franklin; the Chief Digital Data and Analytics Officer at Marsh. Tammy is also the Executive Sponsor of the African Heritage Employee Resource Group at Marsh.

 In this episode, Tammy discusses some of her own experiences in the risk profession and offers her ideas on how employees and companies can successfully invest in Black talent. She shares how 2020 has impacted how companies are...

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A Message To Our Community:

"Today, more than ever before, we must listen, we must learn, we must act, and we must do better."


RIMS Taking Action: Confronting Racial Biases in Risk Management


Held on Friday, June 12, this webinar is a poignant conversation about the ongoing and debilitating racial roadblocks that stand in our way, as well as the opportunities that risk professionals have to be a part of the solution.

During the webinar, attendees asked important questions to the panel and to RIMS.

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Pride Month

 

This month, RIMS is celebrating Pride Month! Justin is joined by his guests, Kevin Thomas and Victoria Nolan who are both prominent members of the RIMS Diversity & Inclusion Council. Kevin is the Principal Risk Manager at Oracle and Victoria Nolan is the Strategic Business Associate at Clean Water Services.

In this episode together, they discuss the state of the LGTBQ+ community in the risk profession, current issues and challenges they are facing, RIMS D&I Advisory Council’s initiatives, micro-trends they are seeing in today’s landscape, developing a more diverse talent pipeline, and how the pandemic is impacting business leaders and risk managers in reassessing their business operations.

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Manny Padilla

 

“We celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and honor those in our community that have paved the way for our success and inspired us to achieve greatness in this rewarding profession. Now, it is up to us to expand on those accomplishments and, through mentoring, recruitment, scholarships and leadership, create opportunities for others to follow in our footsteps. Most importantly, we must always demonstrate the beauty and compassion of our community, showing respect for all diverse cultures through our actions and words.  Unidos ganamos.”

Manny Padilla
Vice President, Risk Management & Insurance
MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated

RIMS Risk Management Talent 2025 Report

The RIMS Risk Management Talent 2025 Report aims to provide a better understanding of who comprises the profession today and where skills and experience can be strengthened. The survey also explored the perception of diversity, as it is inexorably tied to hiring practices. Results showed that diverse perspectives is a trait many risk professionals look for when seeking employment or trying to build an inclusive corporate culture.

RIMS Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory Council

The purpose of the RIMS Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory Council is to identify relevant DE&I goals for RIMS to pursue, and advise RIMS on how best to achieve those goals.

 

2020-2022 RIMS Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategy

Driving Intentional and Inclusive Thought Leadership

Driving intentional and inclusive thought leadership means moving with intention—advocating an approach to diversity, inclusion and equity that is supported by accountability and action.

Focus on the Future

RIMS’ focus is on building a framework and driving conversations that will attract future diverse leaders, while also developing inclusive leadership competencies and fluency within the existing industry.

Culture & Capability Within Our Communities

Within RIMS we believe in building a diverse and inclusive culture that enhances our ability to impact our communities and partner with  them to build a more aware and socially responsible industry.

Additional Resources

Black Lives Matter: Taking Action on Diversity and Inclusion | Risk Management Monitor, June 2020

 Inclusion Does Not Stop Workplace Bias, Deloitte Survey Shows | Risk Management Monitor, July 2019

Board Gender Diversity Correlates to Credit Ratings | Risk Management Magazine, October 2019

Beyond Pride: Building Strong Diversity and Inclusion Programs | Risk Management Monitor, June 2019

Working to Close the Gender Pay Gap | Risk Management Monitor, August 2019

From Westeros to Government and Business, Women Have Less Voice | Risk Management Monitor, May 2019