Category Archives: Diversity

An Asian American Heritage Month Message from SANA, South Asian Network of Actuaries 

An Asian American Heritage Month Message from SANA, South Asian Network of Actuaries  Authored by: Neel Patel, ACAS, Actuary at Liberty Mutual Insurance   May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, during which we celebrate the rich history and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Accordingly, we at SANA … Read more »

CAS & Abacus Actuaries: Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Month Feature

Abacus Actuaries AAPI Interview with CAS Candidate, Kevin Shin How did you get into the actuarial profession?  My high school friend, who is also an actuary, knew I liked math and recommended I apply for actuarial science as my major. Originally, I wanted to become a high school math teacher, but after doing some research … Read more »

Be An Actuary Month: A Shining Example of Staff, Volunteer and Partner Collaboration 

Originally featured in the March-April 2022 issue of AR  Interview with CAS President, Kathy Antonello  This interview is focused on one, action-packed month, but members should know that our efforts to reach students and career changers has been a long-term, multi-year project. The CAS is fortunate to have vital programs in place to promote the … Read more »

CAS & NAWA Highlight Two Inspiring Female Actuaries

As we celebrate Women’s History Month in March, the Casualty Actuarial Society and the Network of Actuarial Women and Allies interviewed Julie Joyce, FCAS, senior vice president and chief corporate actuary at Travelers and Janet Lindstrom, FCAS, executive vice president and chief transformation officer for Arch Insurance North America. Thank you, Julie, and Janet, for … Read more »

CAS Women’s History Month- Profiling Marcela Granados

Marcela Granados, FCAS, CSPA, has been a long-time supporter of the actuarial profession. She started her actuarial career within the insurance industry, then moved to consulting before finally joining Databricks, a data and AI company, as their global head of insurance. Marcela was raised in Mexico City, but she was born in the United States … Read more »

Black History Month – Highlighting CAS Community Voices

February is National Black History Month – a month honoring the contributions and legacy of Black people throughout U.S. history. To celebrate, the CAS ran the BHMxCAS campaign, sharing special features and stories on our LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter platforms using the hashtag #BHMxCAS. Below we are sharing some highlights from three Black History … Read more »

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Strategy in Action in the CAS

In October 2020, the CAS adopted a Strategic Approach to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, which is now going through an annual review process, to be revised at the beginning of 2022. The 2020/2021 strategy included seven principles that guided CAS DE&I activities over the past year. The following table shows the 2020 strategic principles on … Read more »

Interview with Dr. Ana J. Mata, ACAS, for National Hispanic Heritage Month

CAS is continuing its celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month; here we sat down with Dr. Ana Mata, ACAS, Managing Director and Actuary at MatBlas Ltd.  How did you get into the actuarial profession?  In all Hispanic countries when a girl turns 15, there is a big party which can include hundreds of guests. This is the most traditional party in our culture, and … Read more »

Looking to the Future of Working Women After One Year of COVID

As Women’s History Month 2021 ends, let’s discuss women’s futures. We devote the month of March to honoring the accomplishments of women around the world. Many of them took big risks and suffered many setbacks on the way to achieving greatness. Over the centuries, women have gained the right to vote, taken on a major … Read more »

The Actuary and Social Justice Annual Meeting General Session

The summer of 2020 brought race into the national conversation like no time in the recent past. The acknowledgement of systemic racism as a persistent and pernicious problem led individuals and businesses alike to rethink their practices. The same is true for actuaries and the insurance industry, with the NAIC forming its Special Committee on Race and Insurance, … Read more »