Agenda

Accredited for 3 CE hours by the Florida’s Division of Insurance Agent and Agency Services.

Persons with valid Florida insurance licenses eligible to claim credits.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

8:15 am
8:55 am

OPENING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIRPERSON: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE


The chairperson will reflect on the past, present and future of women in leadership positions in the insurance sector in the USA.
Bobbie Goldie, Senior Vice President, Chubb Financial Lines, North America
9:00 am

KEYNOTE: MY STORY, OUR OPPORTUNITY


Hear from respected industry leader as she reflects upon key victories in her journey to the top, secrets learned along the way and the courageous strength that moved her forward.
  • Powerful success strategies from an insurance trailblazer
  • Harnessing your personal power to get a seat at the table
  • Inspiring anecdotes from the path to the top
Margo Black, Former Senior Executive of the Reinsurance Industry in London, Munich and Brazil & Current President of AMMS Brazil
9:35 am

PANEL DISCUSSION: MOVING UP - CAREER ADVANCEMENT FOR WOMEN IN INSURANCE


The journey to success is rarely a smooth one. Examine which career paths fit best with your lifestyle and explore successful negotiating tactics.
  • Position yourself for a successful career in insurance– tips for advancement
  • Negotiating tactics for promotions; how and when should you ask for a raise?
  • How do you develop a strong, recognizable personal brand?
  • What is the best way to network outside of your organization?
  • How to deal with and overcome fear, self-doubt and imposter syndrome
  • What does a “successful” career look like? How does work/life balance play into your definition of success?
Moderator:
Sarah Johnson Court, Managing Director, VF Global Insurance Brokerage, LLC

Panelists:
Anne Marie Towle, EVP, Captive Practice Leader, JLT Insurance Management
Amanda Huang, Chief Operating Officer, Continental Underwriters, Inc.
Sabrina Hart, Executive Vice President/Central Zone Executive, Zurich Insurance Company Ltd
John Willemsen, Managing Director, Head of Programs, Arch Reinsurance Company
10:55 am

MOVING BEYOND UNCONSCIOUS BIAS


Unconscious bias did not start in the insurance industry, however Institutional unconscious bias towards women is prevalent in the profession. How should we respond when confronted with individual instances of unconscious bias in order to move forward and THRIVE in the global economy?
  • How did we get here – the very conscious bias built over hundreds of years
  • Understanding your own unconscious bias and its impact on your teams and your workplace
  • Explore how to be conscious using strategies and tactics
  • How to be at the forefront of positive change through inclusion and diversity
  • How can you use creative conflict and conscious intent to better communicate, collaborate and innovate
Nina Boone, Co-Sales Leader, Mergers & Acquisitions and Transaction Solutions Group, Aon
11:30 am

CASE STUDY: INTEGRATING DIVERSITY INTO THE WORKPLACE


Hear from a top leading insurance company on what they are doing to promote women in leadership and diversity in the workplace.
12:00 pm

NETWORKING LUNCH


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1:00 pm

DEVELOPING A COACHING CULTURE


Companies today operate in a state of continuous change. Developing a coaching culture within an organization is a powerful tool that positively impacts employee engagement and performance, and helps teams rise to the challenge of an evolving marketplace.
  • What is coaching and how does it differ from other leadership styles?
  • The business case for building a strong coaching culture
  • What leadership opportunities exist, and how do you get them?
  • The most important coaching competencies for success
  • Suggestions for implementing a coaching culture
Ruth Calabrese, President, Ruth Calabrese Leadership Coach LLC
1:35 pm

CELEBRATING DIFFERENCES—OPTIMIZING YOUR MULTIGENERATIONAL WORKPLACE


Today’s workplace often consists of multiple generations with varied expectations and communication styles. Learn how to thrive amidst generational differences, and how to lead the next generation.
  • What does an inclusive culture look like (for millennials and beyond)?
  • How does communication style differ among generations? Why is it important?
  • Why is it important to innovate in a way that keeps up with a changing culture?
  • How to implement strategies to help the next generation succeed
  • Mentoring a new generation – why you’re needed and how to start
Kelly King, Partner, PwC
2:10 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION: WHAT IS THE FUTURE FOR FEMALE LEADERS IN INSURANCE?


Gender equality will not happen unless the current system continues to change. How can women today help themselves and their colleagues to succeed moving forward?
  • What should we be doing today to ensure the future achievements of women in insurance?
  • What do you think is key to helping build diversity in leadership?
  • How do you build a network of people who can advocate for you and promote you within the workplace?
  • Rainmaker to change-maker – How to use your position to influence culture change
  • How can women do a better job of encouraging and raising up other women in the industry?
  • How does the insurance industry serve women better?
  • What is the business opportunity for the insurance industry to better serve women?
Moderator:
Dawnmarie Black, Regional Director Northeast US, Lloyd’s

Panelists:
Becky Schroeder, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Insurance Technologies Corporation
Rodney Johnson, Divisional Vice President of Culture and Inclusion, Gallagher
Susan Holliday, Principal Industry Specialist, IFC – International Finance Corporation
Liliana Veru-Torres, Partner, Clyde & Co LLP
3:00 pm

NETWORKING RECEPTION


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