10

September, 2019

The ultimate event for celebrating and empowering women leaders in insurance

Hyatt Regency Chicago

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Event Program

8:00 AM
8:55 AM

OPENING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIRPERSON

Bobbie Goldie, Senior Vice President, North America Cyber, Chubb
9:00 AM

KEYNOTE: HOW TO DEVELOP A PERSONAL LEADERSHIP STYLE


In this inspiring and empowering keynote, one of the foremost entrepreneurs will share rare insight into how she achieved personal and business success.
  • How to be a resilient and authentic leader in a male-dominated industry
  • Knowing yourself: unique skills and characteristics that will help drive success
  • What is the mindset required to rise to the top of your industry?
Annette Martinez, Senior Vice President, State Farm
9:50 AM

LESSONS LEARNED: THE IMPOSTER SYNDROME & THE VALUE OF MENTORSHIP


In an honest panel conversation, some of the industry’s top executives will share advice for navigating self-doubt as a rising leader and the value in supporting others through mentorship. Whether you are a current leader or a manager in training, we can always learn from one another.
  • Identifying imposter syndrome and how to overcome it
  • Tools to quiet self-doubt
  • How to approach difficult conversations with confidence
  • How to create a support network at work: mentoring, reverse mentoring and sponsorship
Moderator:
Lainie Dorneker, President, IronHealth

Panelists:
Meg McKeen, Founder, Adjunct Advisors
Liz Walker, Director, Enterprise Risk & Global Insurance, GROUPON
Lisa Weiland, President of Field Operations and COO, FCCI Insurance Group
Megan Zarnoch, Senior Vice President, Regional Underwriting Executive, QBE
10:40 AM
11:00 AM

CAREER PLANNING: WHY, HOW, WHAT


No matter where you are in your career, it’s important to keep looking ahead. Hear from a respected career coach on why you should be thinking about your next career move, how to take a step forward toward your goals and what you can do right now.
  • Defining success: Does it have to be about the C-Suite?
  • What steps can you take today to reach your goals?
  • Non-traditional vs traditional paths – thinking outside of the box
  • How to gain more experience in your day to day job
Margaret Milkint, Managing Partner , The Jacobson Group
11:35 AM

BODY LANGUAGE FOR LEADERS


As a leader, the way you interact with others and present yourself can demonstrate your ability to confidently lead and effectively work on a team. Join us for this important session that will help you examine your own body language and make minor tweaks to be more successful leading meetings, conversing in the boardroom or even when interacting with colleagues.
  • Assess how your body language signals are perceived
  • Discover how to align your body language with your words
  • Determine how to make a positive first impression
  • Identify how to convey confidence
  • Evaluate your vocal tone
Fotini Iconomopoulos, Communication and Negotiation Consulting, Forward Focusing
12:10 PM

NETWORKING LUNCH


Brought to you by FCCI
1:10 PM

LESSONS LEARNED: CREATING COHESION


Engagement and support from company leadership is critical in achieving true diversity and inclusion in the insurance sector. What role do male business leaders play in achieving gender balance within the organization? What can male allies do to sponsor women and underrepresented people? How can women help to encourage overall D&I?
  • Taking practical actions to increase the representation of diversity in leadership
  • Reflecting on your own leadership: Are you are sending the right signals about women?
  • Initiatives to increase participation of women in leadership across an organization
  • 5 things male allies can do to elevate women and underrepresented people in the workplace
Moderator:
June Holmes, Chief Operating Officer and Treasurer, American Property Casualty Insurance Association

Panelists:
Renae Flanders, COO and Diversity and Inclusion Council Leader, Aon
Christopher Treanor, President, Programs & Specialties, HUB International
Sha`Ron James, Partner, Berger Singerman
Wendy Cook, Managing Director, Marsh
2:00 PM

MENTAL WELLBEING IN THE WORKPLACE


Deadlines, decisions and commitments are a natural part of the workplace, but when they start to cloud your perspective, it’s important to make a change. This session will address simple steps you (and your company) can take to minimize professional and personal stress and increase your overall mental wellbeing.
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) to help mitigate stress (i.e. Guidance with new parent childcare, elderly parent support, professional shopper or travel planning, etc.)
  • Exercise and mindfulness practices to increase productivity
  • Work/life balance: How to be successful in both our personal and professional life
  • Tools your company can use to screen for mental wellbeing and support your entire staff
Kimberly George, SVP Corporate Development, M&A, and Healthcare, Sedgwick
2:40 PM

NEW OPPORTUNITIES: LEADERS TODAY AND THE NEXT GENERATION TOMORROW


In an ever-changing workplace, we are making great strides to see increased diversity and inclusion in insurance. But what can we do to create more opportunities for current female leaders and for the emerging generation? How can companies optimize a multi-generational workplace and build up a stronger industry in the years to come?
  • What does an inclusive culture look like (for millennials and beyond)?
  • Communication styles & how they differ among generations
  • Effective strategies to attract, engage and retain women within the industry
  • Looking to the future: How can companies better empower female leaders – the current and next generation?
Moderator:
Candice Gaeta, AVP, Senior Underwriting Manager, Liberty Mutual Insurance

Panelists:
Laird Rixford, CEO, ITC
Kim Waller, Executive Vice President, Willis Towers Watson
Debbie Goldstine, EVP, US Casualty Practice Leader, Lockton Companies
Jenny Kosoff, Vice President – Casualty Broker, CRC Insurance Services
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