17

September, 2019

The ultimate event for celebrating and empowering women leaders in insurance

Millennium Broadway New York Times Square

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Event Program

8:00 AM
8:55 AM

OPENING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIRPERSON

Beth Goldberg, Chief Underwriting Officer, Financial Lines, Starr Companies
9:00 AM

UNVARNISHED LEADERSHIP LESSONS; LEADING EVEN WHEN OUTNUMBERED


This inspiring and empowering keynote, one of the top leaders in Insurance 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?
Ivy Kusinga, Senior Vice President, Chief Culture Officer, Chubb
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:
Tony Chimera, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Sompo International

Panelists:
Tandis Hassid Nili, Esq., Senior Vice President, Global Services Division, Frenkel & Company
Ranjini Pillay, Senior Managing Director, Teneo
Pomy Singh, Co-Founder, HipTen
Stephanie Resnick, Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP
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
Dr. Kristin Kahle, CEO and Founder, NavigateHCR
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
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:
Dwight Geddes, Owner, Metro Claims Mgmt

Panelists:
Vikram Sidhu, Partner, Clyde & Co US LLP
Dawnmarie Black, Director, Lloyds of London
Lisa Butera, Head P&C Client Markets, Swiss Re
Katie Davies, CEO & President, JEM Underwriting Managers & Technical Risk Underwriters
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
Andrea J. Buhl, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, Senior Vice President of clinical programs, 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:
Ngozi Nnaji, AKO Brokerage Services

Panelists:
Ericka Fang, Senior Associate Attorney, KAUFMAN BORGEEST & RYAN LLP
Carmel Fauci, Director, NFP P&C Private Client Group
Marya Propis, SVP | Director of Distribution & Broker Partnerships, All Risks LTD
Jack Jennings, Executive Vice President, Willis Towers Watson
3:35 PM
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