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18 January 2023

Employers’ Masterclass: Using workforce data to understand and improve social mobility

As an employer, data is one of the most important tools you have to understanding and improving diversity in your workplace, including social mobility. However, many employers report that collecting socio-economic data remains their biggest challenge.

Collecting relevant and high quality data is necessary when challenging social mobility for a number of reasons. It allows you to analyse the full extent of the inequality within your organisation, guides your practices, measures their impact, and helps you to celebrate your successes. No matter where you are on your journey, or the type of organisation you work for, by improving the socio-economic data you collect, you will be able to implement better informed policies, and improve social mobility within your workforce.

In this masterclass, we will be joined by Tracy Garrad, CEO of AXA Health, who will discuss their journey in improving their socio-economic data, including why this matters to them, their successes and pitfalls, and their plans for going forwards. 

After attending this event, you will have a better understanding of

  • Why improving and collecting data on socio-economic background is beneficial for your organisation
  • What you should be asking, and how you should be asking for this information
  • How to communicate this to employees and increase response rates
  • Challenges you might encounter along the way
  • What to do with this data once you have it

We look forward to seeing you there.


About our speaker

Tracy has been responsible for AXA’s healthcare businesses in the UK, formerly AXA PPP, since January 2019, having worked within a variety of industries and sectors during her career.

She joined AXA from HSBC, where she held a variety of senior management roles including Chief Executive of First Direct and Chief Executive for HSBC in the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, overseeing all retail and commercial operations in those territories. Prior to HSBC, she worked for Santander and for Abbey National concentrating on Technology Transformation and Business Acquisition and Integration.

As well as being an Executive Director of AXA UK, Tracy is an appointed commissioner on the Board of the Jersey Financial Services Commission and a Non-Executive Director of London Stock Exchange Plc.

She is executive sponsor for diversity and inclusion initiatives across AXA’s UK and Ireland businesses, and she was named in 2017 as one of 100 “women to watch” in Cranfield University’s FTSE Board Report. In 2021 Tracy was named in the Top 20 HERoes Women role Models and is currently serving as a Member on the City of London Socio Economic Diversity Taskforce and the HMT Women in Finance Charter Accountable Exec Taskforce.

About AXA Health

AXA Health we support the health and wellbeing of over 2.8 million people. We are part of a global general insurance company, AXA Group, with 104 million customers. The support we give to our customers at AXA Health is varied and far-reaching, be it helping older people to live longer in their homes with technology, providing virtual GP appointments or guiding people through diagnosis and treatment in cancer.

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