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 »

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 »

Disability in the Workplace

This year will undoubtedly be one for the history books for many reasons – the political landscape and related policy discussions, social and racial unrest and the new realities of COVID-19. As a result, we’ve all had opportunities to gain new perspectives that help our individual growth. One of my most meaningful learnings from the … Read more »

Join the Diversity Impact Group to Contribute to our DE&I Efforts

This summer has seen a lot of activity related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) efforts within the CAS and the broader actuarial profession, and there’s much more on the way. CAS members have a strong passion for DE&I issues, and we are aware of growing interest among members to get involved with this work. … Read more »

Celebrating Pride Month and the Creation of Sexuality and Gender Alliance of Actuaries (SAGAA)

We write this blog post to celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) Pride Month, share ways that you can help advance the LGBTQ+ community at your organization, and announce exciting news for the actuarial profession’s LGBTQ+ community. Pride Month takes place in June each year to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall Riots.  The rioting … Read more »