Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
At William Russell we recruit, develop and retain people from a range of diverse backgrounds. We strive to develop a culture where everyone feels welcomed and supported and where the contributions of all team members are recognised and valued. Having a workforce that is representative of our customers means we can offer the personalised service that has become our trademark in the insurance industry.
Inez Cooper started William Russell Ltd in 1992. We remain a family-owned business, and—despite the male-sounding name—are still powered by women.
Females make up 65% of the total employee headcount and 47% of the senior management team. Crucially, women occupy senior positions such as head of transformation and regional sales manager that—at William Russell’s competitors—are almost exclusively held by men.
Inez has always been committed to strong female leaders in the business, and she’s proud of the open, tolerant, and inclusive culture that’s become William Russell’s trademark in the industry.
Founder and Managing Director of William Russell
Alongside healthy female representation in senior positions, William Russell also has a good mix of nationalities and backgrounds amongst its employees. All this helps create a great working environment, which explains why over 14% of employees have been with the business for more than 10 years.
“I joined William Russell five years ago and I’m proud to be a part of an organisation that promotes diversity and inclusion. Each employee is committed to excellence with emphasis on our core values and ethos of William Russell. I enjoy working for a progressive company that fosters strong work relationship which allows us to execute the best possible service in the market.
I’m honored to represent our brand as I’m confident of what we offer to our valued clients and business partners.”
Evita Montañez Gutierrez
Commercial Lead – Middle East
International Claims Executive
“My journey at William Russell has been a growth story since I joined over two years ago. Every project has brought a new opportunity to learn and grow as a professional. I feel a sense of respect, support, and guidance to develop creative, inspired designs. Together with my colleagues, we are committed to adding value to the company.
I’m proud to be a part of the William Russell that recognizes the efforts and promotes diversity where the success of one is everyone’s success.”
Design and Artwork Executive