Lara Green (Researcher, Lloyd’s of London)

How do you define your disability?

I am blind.

How does your company support promote and support disability in the work place?

At Lloyd’s, we work hard to make sure our organization is inclusive. This isn’t purely seen as the right thing to do – it makes good business sense, and we benefit from attracting a diverse pool of talent.

It starts with proper training for our recruitment teams. Also, we invest in agile working with a goal to be flexible and accommodate every individual’s needs.

By working with others – the PurpleSpace network, for example – we try to ensure that we’re always improving our support for disability in the workplace.

What words of encouragement would you give to disabled people looking to find success in the workplace?

Most leading organisations today know that diversity is good for business. In the insurance industry this is now widely recognised. We can see it in the support and growth of the Dive In festival - a global initiative to share best practice on diversity and inclusion in insurance.

Lloyd’s also believe that raising awareness in the workplace, encouraging and starting conversations about disability, adopting new technology, and changing working practices can all help bring about positive change. Often, small adjustments make a big difference.

We encourage people with disabilities to reach out, to join networks and to share ideas, helping us improve and to equip others to succeed.

www.diveinfestival.com/

Where can people find out more?

To find out more information on Lloyd’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, please visit our website or email us at inclusion@lloyds.com

To explore job opportunities at Lloyd’s, please visit our website at www.lloyds.com/careers