All in Eastern Standard Time (EST), UTC -5
Registration and breakfast
Opening remarks from chairperson
Managing Director, AIG
Opening keynote: The two most important days in your life
Nzinga Shaw will discuss the pivotal moment in her life that led to the decision of pursuing diversity, equity, and inclusion as a career path, long before it was a mainstream job function. She will share the joy, pain, challenges, and triumphs of her work as an industry leader that has spearheaded DEI at Edelman, the NBA, Starbucks, and Marsh McLennan. In this session, you will learn the importance of multi-dimensional diversity and get actionable steps to help incorporate inclusive leadership skills into your strategic business operations.
Board Director, C-Suite Executive, DEI Strategist
Panel: Choosing resilience
Resilience is a buzzword in our culture right now, but as we navigate an everchanging business environment, it's proving to be a particularly important trait for leaders looking to excel. In this session, industry leaders will share experiences that required resilience and the skills they leaned upon to succeed.
- What is resilience, and how can you develop your own level of resilience?
- What techniques can you use for resilience training?
- What can you do next to challenge yourself and grow as a leader?
- Self-awareness, mental agility, optimism, and other traits to focus on
- Tips for coping with stress and using it to perform better
VP & Chief Human Resources Officer, Safety National
Executive Vice President, Arch Insurance Company
Vice President, Strategic Relationship Leader, Everest Insurance®
Commercial Insurance Senior Territory Manager, Liberty Mutual
Senior Project Manager, The Hanover Insurance Group
Interactive workshop: Communicating your value through presenting with impact
Do you sometimes find it hard to communicate the value that you bring to a team, project, or organization? Would you like to learn ways to talk about what you've done without coming across as bragging? In this guided networking workshop, you'll be exposed to and implement two, simple concepts that will turbocharge your networking skills in a fun and relaxed way – no matter where you are in your career.
Global Communication Skills Expert, Clear Communication Solutions LLC
Fireside chat: Diversity and inclusion initiatives that are working
It’s been a year of disappointments and lost battles, but also times of freeing change and hope. As an industry, it’s important that we continue to have candid conversations about how we can tangibly move forward and grow together through diversity, equity and inclusion. In this session, transformational leaders will discuss key initiatives that are getting results.
- The problem with positive discrimination
- Creating a truly supportive culture – what’s working?
- Companies and programs that stand out in terms of DEI
- Where can we be more inclusive as an industry?
Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Pure Insurance
Senior Vice President, Allied World
Head of Coverholder Distribution, Brit Insurance
Vice President – Head of Claims University, Zurich North America
Networking and lunch break
Creativity and its radical impact on team cohesion, engagement, and your leadership
Creativity is not just for kids and artists. Universally touted as the skill you and your company need to survive and thrive in the decade ahead, creativity is an elemental human gift. Leaders who prioritize creativity drive better individual and organizational results, team cohesion, engagement, decreased turnover, increased job satisfaction and performance, and even profitability. But what does everyday creativity in the workplace look like, and how do you utilize it to stand out as a leader?
- Comparing divergent with convergent creativity
- What barriers and obstacles prevent individual creativity?
- Exploring the Creative Problem Solving framework and how it applies to you
- What are the benefits for organizational performance of leading with creativity?
SVP & Regional Business Insurance Operations Leader, Marsh McLennan Agency
AVP, Southeast Regional Underwriting Manager, Berkley Technology Underwriters
Senior Underwriter, Philadelphia Insurance Companies
EVP and CEO, Chronos Underwriters
Afternoon coffee and networking break
Panel: Innovation: Evolving in a digital market
Especially after a shocking year, innovation in the workplace remains necessary to stay relevant and competitive amid rapidly changing markets. How can companies create a culture of innovation and skillfully lead? What technological changes will insurance companies and their leaders need to embrace to be successful? Hear from key leaders as they share how the industry has progressed in 2021 and where we are heading.
- How has innovation played a role in your company and influenced your leadership principles?
- Finding client success in a remote world
- Virtual leadership: Communicating without face-to-face interactions
- What we can expect to see in insurance in 2022 and beyond
Founder/CEO, Crown Jewel Insurance
Director of Agency Marketing, Cowbell Cyber
Global Head of Insurance Solutions, ICEYE Solutions
Executive Vice President, Aon
Closing keynote: A woman’s journey to authentic leadership
Women are often advised they must behave in certain ways in order to fit in and become effective business leaders. In this closing session, industry leader Helaina Jolly will describe a different path on the journey to success. She grew from accepting a “must fit the mold” career approach often imposed upon women, to embracing authenticity in every aspect of her work. Helaina will share her experiences, including how she has learned to establish a healthy mindset of work-life integration while moving beyond stereotypes and gender bias.
Sr. Broker Relationship Leader, Munich Reinsurance America, Inc.