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Samantha Nelson

Prior to becoming VP of Risk Engineering at Marsh, Samantha worked in the offshore oil and gas industry for over 20 years, actively and vocally advocating for women in a heavily male-dominated environment. Now at Marsh, Samantha developed and delivered the concept of the Marsh & McLennan Companies ‘#InThisTogether’; an Intersectional Diversity event aimed at engagement, education and empowerment and focused on diversity including gender, ethnicity, disability, and mental health. She is passionate about inclusion within all aspects of diversity no matter where in the world she travels with work; being a visible senior woman role model in places such as South America, Africa, India, Middle East, Far East and countries where diversity is limited and visibility is low. She has spoken at MMC’s Global Colleague Resource Group leadership summit in New York and at the at the Dive In festival in London, attended Out & Equal in Orlando, Philadelphia and Seattle and OutLeadership events in London as a champion for all elements of diversity. She has presented at events on D&I, gender equality, LGBT+ and Trans womans issues for: the Vanguard Network; GLOW ‘Gender Identity and Trans Inclusion’; Mercer’s ‘Unbundling Gender Identity & Sexuality’; the Royal Society’s very first Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) event; AIG’s ‘Bring your whole self’ event; the Financial Times ‘How to be an Ally’; and EY’s ‘Making It Real: Driving inclusion’ to name but a few.

Samantha Jayne Nelson

By openly and honestly sharing the story of her extraordinary journey, transitioning in the male-dominated workplace of oil rigs, Samantha serves as a role model to the diversity community and helps people better understand the power of inclusion. Samantha developed the concept of the Marsh & McLennan Companies #InThisTogether an Intersectional Diversity event held at the Tower of London in September 2017 aimed at Engagement, Education and Empowerment focused on topics which looked to unbundle diversity, covering Gender, Race, Disability and Mental Health through discussion and developing understanding as to why these topics are still relevant today.
She has presented at events on D&I, Gender Equality, LGBT+ and Trans*Womans issue, for the Vanguard Network, GLOW ‘Gender Identity and Trans Inclusion’ , Mercer ‘Unbundling Gender Identity & Sexuality’, the Royal Society’s very first Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) event, AIG’s ‘Bring your whole self’ event and the Financial Times ‘How to be an Ally’ to name but a few.