Agenda

Thursday, April 11, 2019

8:15 am

REGISTRATION


Breakfast brought to you by
AIG
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.
Danielle Lisenbey, Global President TPA Solutions, Broadspire, a Crawford Company
9:00 am

KEYNOTE: MY STORY, OUR OPPORTUNITY


In this empowering keynote, financial expert and notable author, Shannon Lee Simmons, will share unique insight into how she achieved personal and business success, along with some key lessons learned on the way. Hint: the perfect leader is imperfect.
  • 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
Jane Tutoki, Vice Chair, Sedgwick
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:
Mernice Oliver, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, National Association for Advancement of Women In Insurance (NAAWI)

Panelists:
Robin Lenna, Principal, RL Associates
Rachel Perry, Resident Managing Director, Aon
Yiana E. Stavrakis, Chief Sales Officer, Specialty Program Group
Joseph I. Strickland III, Zone Executive- Southeast, Lexington Insurance Company, AIG
10:25 am
10:50 am

PANEL DISCUSSION: 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
Moderator:
Rebekah Ratliff, President, Atlanta Association of Insurance Professionals

Panelist:
Sherri Marsalese, SVP, Branch Manager Atlanta and Birmingham, CNA Insurance
Clive McCarthy, Senior Branch Manager, Liberty Mutual Insurance & National Board Member, NAAIA
Kimberly Reed, President, US Southeast Zone, AIG
11:30 am

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 Coaching LLC
12:00 pm

NETWORKING LUNCH


Lunch brought to you by
AIG
1:00 pm

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.
Susan Froman, Senior Vice President, Business Development - The Americas, McLarens
Mesalé Solomon-Mendes, Global Chief Human Resources Officer, McLarens
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
Bonnie Sawdey, Chief People Officer, Crawford & Company
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:
Laura Taylor, Global Head of Client Delivery, Aon Inpoint

Panelists:
Christy Kaufman, Risk Analytics and Insights Director, American Family Insurance
Melissa Berry, Marketing Coordinator, Continental Underwriters, Inc.
Dawnmarie Black, Regional Director Northeast US, Lloyd’s
Laura Hunt, Senior Vice President, Everest Reinsurance
3:00 pm

CLOSING REMARKS & NETWORKING RECEPTION


Networking reception brought to you by
Sedgwick
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