Diversity & Inclusion

At Amwins, we speak a lot about our 150-year vision. Our diversity and inclusion efforts, like other key strategies that we are focused on, are part of the long journey to greatness. As a firm, we recognize the real immediate benefit of having a diverse workforce and cultivating an environment that creates opportunities for all employees.  Plus, it is just the right thing to do. 

Message from Kristin Downey

(Chief Administration Officer / Head of Diversity & Inclusion)

Amwins Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion 

Amwins team members deserve to work where they feel like they can be their true selves while contributing to the success of the organization. We strive to provide such a workplace and we emphasize building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture for all employees. Welcoming diverse viewpoints strengthens our firm and positions us for long-term success. Most importantly, it encourages teamwork and a sense of shared belonging. 

Amwins D&I Action 

Moving from conversation to action is where we demonstrate the authenticity that makes us different. Amwins, supported by our employee-led Diversity & Inclusion Council, focuses on four primary areas:  

  • Ensuring diversity within recruiting 
  • Partnering with associations supporting diversity 
  • Achieving an inclusive workplace  
  • Career development and advancement 

In addition to the work of the Council, we partner with organizations leading the charge to foster diversity and inclusion in our industry. Our CEO Scott Purviance, signed the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion pledge, joining more than 2,000 other CEOs in this commitment to lead change from the front.     


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Implicit Bias

The Implicit Association Test (IAT) measures the strength of associations between concepts and evaluations or stereotypes to reveal an individual’s hidden or subconscious biases.


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Understanding Blind Spots

Our brains are wired to make assumptions, which can sometimes be off base. We think it’s an honest mistake; science calls it a blind spot. Click here to view a video discussion on the topic. 


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Pronouns Podcast

Join us to listen in on a Amwins University podcast. This podcast will focus on gender identity and pronouns. 


Diversity in Action

Arab American Heritage Month

We value the opportunity to recognize and celebrate multiculturalism. Sarah Richardson, vice president of meetings, events and administration, speaks to the rich and diverse culture of the Arab American population and the importance of honoring it. Please join us in doing so!

Our Diversity Partners

Amwins supports APIW’s efforts to provide women insurance professionals with unparalleled opportunities for professional development and networking.

Amwins supports The Council and their commitment to DEI in the insurance industry. 

We partner with IICF to embrace the “Future of Work’ in Insurance. 

Working with ISC Group to champion equal representation for women in insurance. 

We support the Latin American Association of Insurance in their mission to ensure a healthy insurance environment. 

A proud partner of Gamma Iota Sigma, we hope to see sustainable growth & diversification of the insurance industry’s student talent pipeline. 

Amwins supports the WSIA Diversity Foundation to help influence meaningful progress in the diversity of the wholesale, specialty and surplus lines insurance industry.

We have started two US based LINK chapters to help make the insurance industry the employer of choice for the LGBTQ+ community. 

We embrace NAAIA’s commitment to creating networking opportunities among people of color and others employed in the insurance industry. 


D&I Council Member Spotlight

Sherita Hardy

Sherita has become a leading voice within the insurance industry over the last 24 years. With a focus on recognizing and working against the unconscious bias that many face, she has brought an invaluable perspective to Amwins' Diversity & Inclusion council. She's on the IICF IDEA Council, the WSIA Diversity Speaker Bureau and serves as the President of the NAAIA Dallas-Fort Worth chapter. As the Relationship Development Coordinator within the Awmins' brokerage division, Sherita exemplifies her passion for teaching young professionals and shaping the industry's future.

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