Diversity in the Actuaries profession

Photo courtesy of the Actuaries Institute

Photo courtesy of the Actuaries Institute

Dr Katie Spearritt spoke at the Annual Conference of the Actuaries Institute in Melbourne in November 2016 on why diversity is important to meet the industry's challenges and opportunities for the future. She emphasised the value of understanding the impact of unconscious bias on decision-making, particularly in professions that rely on seeming objectivity and statistical analysis.