For me, Diversity and Inclusion is about building an environment where everybody can fulfill themselves, can feel confident that they can contribute in an open-minded and respectful spirit. I have been working at AXA for the past 16 years, half of which in Asia. Along the way, while developing myself I have grown my family and, together with my husband, we are doing our best to raise our four kids.
On numerous occasions I have been very fortunate that AXA has given me a chance and has put me out of my comfort zone and has allowed me to demonstrate and further grow my capabilities. It is a real privilege to be working in a learning organization and although we are not yet where we want to be in terms of D&I, there is a clear recognition of the need for it and we have made tremendous progress over the past years.
D&I is about transforming an organization into a living body: with soul and passion!
I worked for AXA US for five years before spending over two decades with other companies. Now, I have returned to work at a'new' AXA U.S. - one that is progressive in its commitment to Diversity & Inclusion for sound business and ethical reasons. Sharon, COO of AXA US, and I serve on the US Executive Committee with a team of leaders who recognize the authority women have in their families' financial decisions and the expertise they bring to the workplace. I am grateful for the partnership and enthusiasm of colleagues across the enterprise.