Katherine Pycock, XL Catlin

My team allows me to be myself at work. They are very friendly and do not judge me based on age or anything else. They have always made me feel involved and included. When I first started I was really nervous to speak to my colleagues, especially as this was my first job. I was also worried that I would be judged for my inexperience of the working world and insurance. However, I soon grew comfortable as they always invited me to lunches, insurer meetings, events etc. This made me feel like part of the team.

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Miriam Reason, XL Catlin

Miriam Reason, XL Catlin

I am fortunate enough to have a very supportive line manager and team who have always actively encouraged me to be myself and voice my opinion no matter how different or ‘left field’. My opinion is valued as much as everyone else’s in the team, and it is this which makes me feel involved and included despite being quite the ‘odd one out’ I never feel it. I am also encouraged to attend the D&I events that I care about, my team regularly join me at them as allies, and I am able to spend a portion of my time working on D&I initiatives like our LGBT Plus network.

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