RETURNING IN PERSON: UNITE WITH INDUSTRY LEADERS FOR A DAY OF EMPOWERMENT AND CELEBRATION

Insurance leaders rise up: an event dedicated to supporting women
September 7, 2022 | Westin New York Times Square
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ABOUT


Women in Insurance New York is thrilled to welcome the insurance industry with open arms to reconnect face-to-face for a live summit dedicated to empowering women and allies, developing a new generation of leaders, and advancing the careers of diverse insurance professionals.

This event will provide insurance professionals with an incredible opportunity to build new bonds, explore leadership strategies, and get inspired to make small (and big) changes in their careers, and most importantly – work with a purpose in an industry that is constantly innovating to be more digital, exceed clients’ needs and provide equal opportunities for men and women.

Featuring impactful speakers from leading companies, an agenda packed with powerful sessions on hot-button topics, and dedicated time for networking and relationship building, this event is exactly what every insurance professional needs on their calendar for 2022.

Join us in celebrating the resilience of the insurance industry and uniting as a community once again.

Why attend?

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    Unpack the skills you need to stand out as an insurance leaders take the next step in your career

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    Explore how you can achieve growth and increase your exposure in a hybrid working environment

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    Network face-to-face with women and allies alike and connect with some of the industry’s most elite leaders

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    Engage in a deeper conversation around establishing an inclusive culture that supports diverse professionals

SPEAKERS


Amy Shore
Amy Shore

Executive Vice President, Chief Customer Officer
Nationwide

Denise Campbell
Denise Campbell

SVP – Client Executive
Marsh

Nirali Shah
Nirali Shah

Partner ‑ Financial Lines
McGill & Partners

Lael	Chappell
Lael Chappell

Director, Insurance Distribution – Property & Casualty
Coalition, Inc.

Marya Propis
Marya Propis

Executive Vice President | Retail Distribution
RT Specialty

Ellen Greiper
Ellen Greiper

Partner
Lewis Brisbois

Amy	Friedrich
Amy Friedrich

President of U.S Insurance Solutions
Principal Financial Group

Ashley Hunter
Ashley Hunter

Founding Partner
A Hunter & Company

Ayesha West
Ayesha West

Head of Cyber Liability underwriting
Everest Insurance

Elissa Doroff
Elissa Doroff

Head of Claims, Americas
Mosaic Insurance

James Riviezzo
James Riviezzo

Executive Vice President – Growth & Partnerships
Briza

Kelli Kresowski
Kelli Kresowski

Program Manager, SVP
AmRisc

Kelly Doherty-Schaffner
Kelly Doherty-Schaffner

Executive Vice President, Head of North American Claims Group
Allied World

Payal Beri
Payal Beri

CEO & Founder
RK Empathy

Rachel Simon
Rachel Simon

SVP, Executive & Professional Claims
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance

Laura True
Laura True

Senior Underwriter
At-Bay

Virna Rhodes
Virna Rhodes

SVP & Manager, Workers Compensation Claims
Liberty Mutual Insurance

Tracey Estes
Tracey Estes

Executive Vice President, Large Casualty
Arch Insurance

Connie Liu
Connie Liu

Senior Vice President & Primary Casualty Leader
Aon

Dr. Reut Livne-Tarandach
Dr. Reut Livne-Tarandach

Assistant Professor of Management
Manhattan College 

Melike Oz Pasaogullari
Melike Oz Pasaogullari

Senior Vice President, Business Process Management
Arch Insurance 

Patricia Kocsondy
Patricia Kocsondy

Head of US Cyber & Tech
Beazley

AGENDA


  • Registration and breakfast
  • Opening remarks from Chairperson
    Denise Campbell
    Denise Campbell

    SVP – Client Executive
    Marsh

  • Keynote address: Finding your Power – How to connect with and combine your strengths to become a better leader
    Amy Shore
    Amy Shore

    Executive Vice President, Chief Customer Officer
    Nationwide

  • Panel: Standing out from the crowd with your personal brand

    Every insurance leader needs a strong personal brand that evolves as you advance in your career. It’s a matter of continually crafting and curating the skills and experience that make you, you! In this session, gain advice on how to best articulate your personal brand, in and out of the office, and how it can be the key differentiator in your career.

    • How to make a strong, lasting impression – from the office, in the boardroom, or at your dining room table
    • Improving your digital footprint: leveraging popular social platforms like LinkedIn to market and build your brand
    • Tips for engaging internal sponsors to be your advocates
    • Using your everyday creativity to help you emerge as an authentic leader
    Moderator
    Patricia Kocsondy
    Patricia Kocsondy

    Head of US Cyber & Tech
    Beazley

    Panelists
    Nirali Shah
    Nirali Shah

    Partner ‑ Financial Lines
    McGill & Partners

    Laura True
    Laura True

    Senior Underwriter
    At-Bay

    Ayesha West
    Ayesha West

    Head of Cyber Liability underwriting
    Everest Insurance

    James Riviezzo
    James Riviezzo

    Executive Vice President – Growth & Partnerships
    Briza

  • Networking coffee break
  • Creating a space for everyone

    It takes one leader to start a shift in a company’s culture – to encourage active participation by all members of your team, to build an inclusive culture, and to support the celebration of diversity. This session will highlight effective and innovative strategies for creating a workplace that is both welcoming and empowering – and the prominent role you can play in driving them.

    • Building a supportive environment for both emerging and established leaders in insurance: What does it take?
    • What are the best strategies for crafting a hybrid culture that encourages participation by everyone?
    • Communication that fosters openness and empowers your team
    Amy	Friedrich
    Amy Friedrich

    President of U.S Insurance Solutions
    Principal Financial Group

  • Pursuing better together: Harness the power of intersectionality to help you achieve your potential

    Embracing different perspectives and ideas creates more effective, productive, and sustainable organizations. As an industry, we’ve come a long way, but we still are growing. It is vital for industry leaders to evolve current thinking on diversity, equity, and inclusion to include considerations of intersectionality, an academic term that recognises how different aspects of a person combine to create overlapping areas of privilege and oppression (Kimberlé W. Crenshaw, 1989). In this session, our panel will explore how to build on current DEI programs to understand how intersectional groups experience the workplace. By including intersectionality, we can advance opportunities for all and enable each other to succeed.  

    • Learn about intersectionality and why is it important to overcoming inequality in the workplace. 
    • Discover how to apply intersectionality to empower your workforce and your team. 
    • Examine issues in the workplace through an intersectional lens and learn practical tips and actionable takeaways. 
    Moderator
    Tracey Estes
    Tracey Estes

    Executive Vice President, Large Casualty
    Arch Insurance

    Panelists
    Melike Oz Pasaogullari
    Melike Oz Pasaogullari

    Senior Vice President, Business Process Management
    Arch Insurance 

    Connie Liu
    Connie Liu

    Senior Vice President & Primary Casualty Leader
    Aon

    Dr. Reut Livne-Tarandach
    Dr. Reut Livne-Tarandach

    Assistant Professor of Management
    Manhattan College 

  • Lunch networking break
  • Panel: A guide to proactive problem-solving

    What separates an impactful leader from others is their ability to effectively problem-solve – to communicate transparently, consider the different perspectives and stakeholders, and challenge the status quo. This session will feature industry leaders who will unpack problem-solving in a workplace setting, and practical tips for finding the best solution to any task or project.

    • Building a team culture that considers different stakeholders – both internally and externally
    • What are the six key problem-solving skills all leaders should master?
    • How can you become an effective problem-solver, regardless of your level of leadership?
    Moderator
    Ashley Hunter
    Ashley Hunter

    Founding Partner
    A Hunter & Company

    Panelists
    Marya Propis
    Marya Propis

    Executive Vice President | Retail Distribution
    RT Specialty

    Rachel Simon
    Rachel Simon

    SVP, Executive & Professional Claims
    Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance

  • Making an impact with emotional intelligence

    Emotional intelligence is a key determinant of a successful leader, especially in an ever-evolving insurance industry. The ability to connect emotionally with your team benefits everything from engagement to overall team productivity. This session will feature an EI expert on strategies for leading with empathy and making a meaningful impact within your team.

    • What does emotional intelligence look like in the workplace?
    • How can EI play a key role in communication in a virtual office
    • How can you leverage empathy to impact and empower your team?
    • Effective strategies for improving mindfulness and avoiding burnout
    Payal Beri
    Payal Beri

    CEO & Founder
    RK Empathy

  • Networking coffee break
  • Panel: Lessons learned from a multigenerational workforce

    For the first time, five generations are interacting within the workforce. While it’s easy to focus on potential conflict, there is a unique opportunity for insurance leaders to take advantage of the varied perspectives and experiences each generation offers. This session will feature a panel of different generations who will share their own experiences, and strategies for leveraging diverse thoughts and collaborating effectively.

    • How to incorporate team strategies such as knowledge sharing, clearing defined expectations, and active listening
    • What are we learning right now from each generation?
    • Understanding your team and how it translates to your client base
    Moderator
    Lael	Chappell
    Lael Chappell

    Director, Insurance Distribution – Property & Casualty
    Coalition, Inc.

    Panelists
    Virna Rhodes
    Virna Rhodes

    SVP & Manager, Workers Compensation Claims
    Liberty Mutual Insurance

    Elissa Doroff
    Elissa Doroff

    Head of Claims, Americas
    Mosaic Insurance

    Kelli Kresowski
    Kelli Kresowski

    Program Manager, SVP
    AmRisc

    Kelly Doherty-Schaffner
    Kelly Doherty-Schaffner

    Executive Vice President, Head of North American Claims Group
    Allied World

  • Closing keynote: Leveraging industry trends

    In this session, hear from key industry leader on some of the most pressing industry trends that are currently shaping the insurance market – and what you need to know to remain an informed and effective leader today.

    Ellen Greiper
    Ellen Greiper

    Partner
    Lewis Brisbois

  • Closing remarks from Chairperson
  • Networking and drinks reception

SPONSORS


Event Partner

  • Arch Insurance

Gold Sponsors

  • Coffee Sponsor

    Allied World
  • Lunch Sponsor

    AmRisc
  • Breakfast Sponsor

    At-Bay
  • Internet Sponsor

    Ryan Specialty
  • Lanyard Sponsor

    Sompo

Social Media Sponsor

  • One80 Intermediaries

Bronze Sponsors

  • Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty
  • Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance
  • Columbia University
  • The Falvey Insurance Group
  • Safety National
  • Sedgwick USA

Media Sponsor

  • Dive In

VENUE


THE WESTIN NEW YORK AT TIMES SQUARE

  • 270 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036
  • +1 212-201-2700
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  • Hotel Room Bookings:

    To take advantage of a discounted room rate of $339 per night please make your booking through this link.

    This rate is valid until Tuesday, August 16, 2022

    Dates available: 6 to 8 September, 2022
  • Parking:

    Hotel self parking is at the garage across the street.
    Hotel guests and attendees will receive the hotel discounted rate of $50 inclusive of tax

REGISTRATION FOR WOMEN IN INSURANCE NEW YORK 2022 IS OPEN

Join us and hear the unique perspectives of respected industry leaders and celebrate their successes as they keep the insurance industry fresh, thriving and forward-looking.

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