Agenda

October 14, 2021 | 8:45 am – 3:00 pm PT

8:45 - 9:00 am

Registration and virtual orientation

9:00 - 9:05 am

Opening remarks

Jesse Friedl

Global Production Manager, Key Media

9:05 - 9:50 am

Opening keynote: Growing for gold

In this session, you will hear from an Olympic gold medalist as she shares insight into the work invested to reach her goal – which wouldn’t have been possible without her teammates. This is collaborative leadership at its finest.

Janet Evans

Four-time Olympic gold medalist, Swimming

9:55 - 10:45 am

Panel: Choosing resilience

Resilience is a buzzword in our culture right now – but especially as we enter a post-COVID business environment, it is proving to be an important trait for leaders looking to excel. This session will feature industry leaders sharing moments that required resilience, as well as the skills they leaned upon to succeed.

  • What is resilience, and how can you develop your own level of resilience?
  • What essential techniques can you use for resilience training?
  • Self-awareness, mental agility, optimism, and other traits to focus on
  • Tips for how to cope with stress and use it to perform better

Rekha Skantharaja

President and CEO, Tangram Insurance Services

Yiana Stavrakis

President, Monarch E&S Insurance Services

Sarah Lin

President – Casualty SF, RT Specialty

10:45 - 11:00 am

Networking and coffee break

10:45 - 11:05 am

Cyber insurance: Navigating coverage in a digital age

With an increase in cyber incidents impacting companies globally, every business is at risk. The insurance industry is no exception, especially in our new hybrid work environments. This topic will cover why going digital is the answer. We will cover the following in the breakout session:

  • What is cyber insurance?
  • Why is it important?
  • New ways to distribute cyber insurance
  • Digital is the answer!

Caroline Thompson

Head of Underwriting, Cowbell Cyber

11:05 - 11:35 am

Fireside chat: Diversity and inclusion initiatives that are working

It’s been a year of disappointments and lost battles, but also moments 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 (DEI). In this session, we will hear from select transformational leaders on key initiatives that are moving the pendulum forward.

  • The problem of positive discrimination
  • Creating a truly inclusive culture – what’s working?
  • Companies and programs that stand out in terms of DEI
  • Where are we failing as an industry?

Caryn Siebert

Director - Carrier Engagement; VP - Carrier Practice, Gallagher Bassett

Shannell Chibueze

Vice President, Senior Account Executive, Woodruff Sawyer

Ronald Reeves

Chief Diversity Officer, American International Group, Inc. (AIG)

11:40 - 12:10 pm

Achieving growth and exposure in a hybrid working environment

This session tackles the paradox of flexibility and exposure in this new working environment. As organizations are returning to the office in some capacity, many are also offering more work from home options. With that flexibility, some may be wondering if there are trade-offs to choosing more flexible work opportunities.

  • How are those that take advantage of working from home missing out on key exposure opportunities that could impact their career?
  • How can meaningful exposure to leaders, team management and growth opportunities still be available to those who choose a more flexible work schedule?
  • What types of solutions allow for equitable opportunities for all types of work styles?

Valerie Turpin

Executive Vice President, Head of U.S. Property, Arch Insurance Group Inc.

Alexandra Glickman

Area Vice Chairman and Senior Managing Director, Global Practice Leader-Real Estate & Hospitality, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Laura Zoltan

Senior Vice President, Industry Practice Lead, Arch Insurance Group Inc.

12:10 - 12:30 pm

Networking and lunch break

12:30 - 1:15 pm

Panel: Strategies for a remote workforce: How insurance leaders can make a difference in mental health

With an increase in reported mental health issues among employees during the COVID-19 crisis, companies are now shifting their priorities toward employee wellbeing. Especially in a hybrid or even fully remote workspace, what behaviors can employers incorporate to create a safer, more supportive workplace culture? How can the insurance industry move the conversation on mental health from discussion to action so that it becomes the 'norm'? In this session, we will discuss best practices for creating a positive work environment that truly supports your team.

  • Developing effective initiatives to manage mental health and stress in a remote workforce
  • Establishing a culture of support through empathetic leadership
  • Mindfulness, ERG groups, and other tools to help employees find balance
  • Creating psychological safety in the C-Suite

Moderator:

Kari Edwards

Senior Claims Director, AmRisc Group

Panelists:

Erika Robinson

Vice President of Client Services, TheBest Claims Solutions

Judy-Ann Chung

Coach, Coaching YOU Upward, LLC

Debbie Chelberg

Chief People Officer, Marsh McLennan Agency

1:20 - 2:05 pm

Panel: Innovation: Evolving as an insurance 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 companies and leaders likely need to embrace to be successful? Hear from key leaders as they share how the insurance 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 interaction
  • What we can expect to see in insurance in 2022 and beyond

Moderator:

Marshann Varley

Resident Sales Director, Managing Director, Aon Commercial Risk Solutions

Panelists:

Tricia Kagerer

Executive Vice President Risk Management, Jordan Foster Construction

Camila Davoglio

Head Underwriting Center Brazil, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Brasil

Shannon Goggin

CEO & Co-founder, Noyo

2:05 - 2:25 pm

Networking and coffee break

Breakout session

2:25 - 3:00 pm

 Closing keynote: Challenging gender stereotypes and biases

Successful leaders embrace different perspectives, and often this uniqueness is what allows individuals to naturally thrive. How do gender stereotypes affect your ability to achieve your potential as a leader in the workplace? How can rising and established leaders confidently and authentically address gender biases? This session will provide perspective from a respected leader as she shares real examples of achieving incredible goals without sacrificing her values.

Fotini Iconomopoulos

Negotiation, Communication & Leadership Coaching, Forward Focusing

3:00 pm

Closing remarks and networking

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