Sarah Morris

Under Sarah’s leadership, inclusive diversity is now a fundamental part of Aviva’s strategy. In the UK, they have set a target of 40% senior management roles held by women by 2020, with similarly stretching targets in all other 15 markets. They are a founding signatory of the Women in Finance Charter.  Last year, Sarah launched a programme for 45 women across the globe to develop Aviva’s future female talent – by helping them grow their influence, confidence and leadership. Sarah believes in 1000 small degrees of change, in 2016 she put in place a policy globally for parents to take half a day off to support their child’s first day at school. She champions and speaks at Aviva global Women’s Network events and encourages the business to get behind iconic moments such as International Women’s Day. She asked Aviva’s people globally to make their ‘#Beboldforchange’ pledge, including the Chairman, Board and CEO. Sarah sits on the 30% Club steering committee, and mentors and coaches several women internally and externally on their career paths. She speaks on many panels and contributes to the gender conversation in the media. She also champions Aviva’s sponsorship of the Women of the Future Awards and Asian Women Achievement Awards.