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SURVEY-RELATED FAQ


What is this data collection project all about?
The purpose of this data collection effort to produce a first-of-its-kind report on the state of women in the insurance industry. Detailed, accurate information will inform the sector, raise awareness about the state of the industry, highlight the work of the WII Consortium, and chart a course for change.

 

Who is behind the project?
This project is an initiative of the Million Women Mentors’ Women in Insurance Initiative (WII). The mission of WII is to increase diversity in the insurance industry and to promote insurance as a desirable, stimulating and opportunity-rich industry for women. Members of the WII Consortium advocate for pay parity and a notable increase in the number of women in leadership positions and encourage and support young women in pursuing careers and leadership roles in the insurance industry through mentoring career development programs for women, and other talent advancement efforts.

 

What kind of data are you looking to gather?
The purpose of this data collection effort to produce a first-of-its-kind report on the state of women in the insurance industry. Detailed, accurate information will inform the sector, raise awareness about the state of the industry, highlight the work of the WII Consortium, and chart a course for change.

The survey will be asking questions regarding the following by Gender and Position Level:

  • Number of Employees in the company
  • Number of New Hires
  • Age (as defined by predetermined ranges)
  • Number of Dependent Children
  • Nationality/Internationality
  • Marital Status
  • Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Family Medical Leave (FMLA)
  • Tenure with the Company
  • Number of Promotions
  • Education Level
  • Salary Equality
  • Specific Questions regarding Diversity

 

Is the survey collecting individual level or company level data?
The information provided in response to the survey should be given at a Company Level and should only include US data at this time. For additional questions or information, please contact WII@stemconnector.com

 

Will my responses be kept confidential?
Yes. Data will be used only in aggregate. No companies will be named.

 

When should I expect the results to be released?
Preliminary results from the survey are expected to be released at the Million Women Mentors (MWM) Gala and Summit, October 22nd and 23rd of this year. Final results should be released shortly thereafter.

 

How can I support this effort?
We appreciate your support of this important initiative! In addition to ensuring your company’s participation, we encourage members to act as an ambassador for the survey at your company to build buy-in. Please also consider amplifying on social media using provided hashtags.

 

TECHNICAL FAQ


How do I access the survey?

Once the registration form has been completed and processed, you will receive an email containing instructions on how to access your Secure FTP (SFTP) mailbox. When accessing the mailbox, you will be able to download the survey from IN directory.

 

If I have an issue with downloading/uploading the survey, who should I contact?
For any issues in downloading or uploading the file using Secure FTP (SFTP), please contact Brian.Seifert@verisk.com

 

I have questions regarding the overall structure and questions of the survey. Who should I contact?
For any questions regarding the survey itself, please contact WII@stemconnector.com

 

When inquiries are sent regarding the survey, when should I expect to receive a response?
For non-technical inquiries regarding the structure or questions in the survey, responses should be received within 48 hours. These inquiries may be reviewed by one or more individuals prior to a response being given.

For technical questions regarding the SFTP mechanism being used, responses should be received within 24-48 hours. Response time may vary depending upon the severity of the issue.

 

Will I receive an acknowledgment when uploading my file to the SFTP?
When uploading the files to the OUT directory, they are automatically transmitted to Verisk for processing. A receipt file will appear for you to review the contents. If the file remains in your OUT directory for an extended period, the file was not successfully transmitted. If this is the case, please email Brian.Seifert@verisk.com to investigate the issue.