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International General Insurance (IGI) Teams Up With Career Excel to Empower its Female Employees

International General Insurance (IGI) Teams Up With Career Excel to Empower its Female Employees

As part of its ongoing Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) initiative, IGI will offer Career Excel to every woman within its global organization, which spans five offices. Female employees will be able to access the online program from any location, complete it at their own pace and take away actionable strategies to advance their careers.

Backed by principles of psychology and neuroscience, Career Excel is an 18-week e-learning curriculum that addresses the challenges women face in the workplace and helps develop critical soft skills to overcome them, including self-advocacy, networking, confidence, assertive communication and more. Participants learn through weekly “Insights-to-Action” Masterclasses, exercises and group coaching calls to discuss workplace challenges. Career Excel was designed by two successful career women—Hira Ali and Jennifer Willey - who combined over 35 years of business, HR and training experience with academic and proprietary research to build a program of unparalleled depth.

“Diverse and inclusive businesses are more innovative, creative, profitable and fun, but female leaders continue to be under-represented in insurance. At IGI, we like to work with credible and competent entities to tackle the important issue of D&I and combine those efforts with real action. We are delighted to partner with Career Excel to build on our D&I efforts and to help the women at IGI realise their full potential as future leaders,” said Aaida Abu-Jaber, Head of Marketing and PR at IGI and the company’s D&I Champion.

Career Excel Co-Creator and CEO of Advancing Your Potential, Hira Ali, said: “IGI has a longstanding commitment to D&I initiatives. Because we share those values, our partnership to empower the women of IGI is even more rewarding. Jenn and I also have diverse backgrounds - Jenn is an American living in New Jersey and I am a Pakistani residing in London. Our varied professional experiences and cultural influences have shaped Career Excel’s curriculum, making it relevant for women around the world.”

Career Excel Co-Creator and CEO of Wet Cement, Jennifer Willey, stated: “Career Excel’s accessible online format is an ideal solution for global companies like IGI that have employees spread out across multiple offices and countries. We are proud to help IGI support advancement for women at every age and career level.”

IGI created its D&I programme in 2018 and has backed many projects supporting female empowerment. IGI recently partnered with the Jordanian-founded social enterprise “The World of Letters,” which spearheaded a collective women’s movement called Women as Partners in Progress (WPP). Led by Arab women leaders, the programme highlights gender imbalance in the workplace in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. 


Career Excel is the most comprehensive online leadership training program available for women. Its affordable and accessible curriculum covers a broad range of topics—from public speaking to confidence to goal-setting—and provides actionable strategies to help women accelerate their career growth. To discover how Career Excel can empower your team, please visit: www.CareerExcel.US/.

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