Conversations with Actuaries
This is a panel discussion where different actuaries come to the stage to tell the audience about their career journeys, the different challenges they’ve faced along the way, how they’ve overcome them and how they’ve shaped their careers. This had really good attendance and was really well received in the 2019 and 2020 Conventions and we would like to continue the conversation in 2021. In 2019, we had a good mix of panelists and approached the conversation around racial diversity. Last year, there was shift towards a focus on the differently abled and gender diversity. We had good views across different practice areas, corporate, consulting and across generations of actuaries. This year we would like us to get perspectives from different nationalities working as actuaries in South Africa. We really believe as a profession our transformation journey will benefit greatly from continuing to give people from different backgrounds the stage each year to tell their stories, create awareness about challenges from different perspectives and awareness around support mechanisms that have worked.