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  • From leaving Thomas Cook and joining AXA, to working from home during a global pandemic – it’s been an eventful year for information security office, Kavita. We caught up with her to find out why she loves working in cyber security and why she thinks more women should join the industry.

  • At AXA, we are using the power of data to help our customers live better lives. Head of Data Technology Transformation, AXA Health, Bharat Patel, explains how he is helping drive the transformation and put data at the core of everything we do.

  • To support our people when the Covid-19 pandemic hit the UK, we extended our emergency leave policy to 20 days. Catherine Halson, Product Governance Analyst, explains what a difference this made to her mental health while she’s been working from home and balancing her family’s needs.

  • Did you know apprenticeships are an excellent way to gain the skills and qualifications, building an exciting career, despite working from home? We spoke to AXA apprentice, Mia Simpson, to find out how AXA has been giving her the support she needs to excel in her apprenticeship. #KnowYouCan

  • When lockdown was announced, Lynsay Boyle wanted to do anything she could to help, despite juggling her job as an Occupational Health Advisor with home schooling her children. Read about her experience volunteering at her local NHS hospital.

  • This year many teams have faced challenges around the way they work, but for people with disabilities it?s been an especially trying time. We?ve been speaking to Becky, Data Business Partner and the Chair of the AXA Able ERG, to find out about how the group has been helping to support people during this time and what they have planned for the future.

  • When the true scale of the pandemic began to unfold, Hermione jumped at the chance to use her 10 extra volunteer days to help out on the NHS frontline. We spoke to her about her experience.

  • We’re really proud of our employee resource groups (ERGs). These groups encourage and support our employees in being 100% themselves and provide a valuable community within work. This month we’ll be showcasing our ERGs and telling you a little more about each of them. Our first focus is on our employee resource group representing ethnicity - AXA REACH ERG. Having just changed their name from BAME to REACH, the group recently celebrated its 2nd anniversary since being established. The group members chose to rename to REACH: Race, Ethnicity and Cultural Heritage. Sam Patel, Executive Sponsor of AXA REACH, said "Over the past year I've been speaking to members of the taskforce, as well as people from across our wider business, and it would seem the term BAME is outdated and potentially limiting. We've therefore decided to rebrand to REACH, a term synonymous with people being able to reach their full potential, regardless of who they are. I hope it will also inspire people to join us in our pursuit of equality”. Here’s what it means to Tej, the Chair of AXA REACH.

  • Being able to talk confidently about topics relating to diversity and inclusion can help create an environment where everyone feels comfortable being 100% themselves. AXA Change Manager, Ross O'Brien, explains why he developed an online training module on LGBT+ inclusive language for Pride Month.

  • From representing Ireland at the 2018 Gay Games to encouraging AXA to become a silver sponsor of Dublin Pride – John Ward, Senior M.I. Analyst, shares what he’s doing to make the workplace more open and inclusive and his plans for future LGBT+ events post covid-19. #KnowYouCan

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