2019 Agenda

Thursday, 10 October 2019

8:55 AM

OPENING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIRPERSON

Jennette Newman, Partner, Clyde & Co
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?
Inga Beale, DBE, Board Director, London First; Former Chief Executive Officer, Lloyd's of London
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:
Clare Lebecq, CEO, London Market Group

Panelists:
Claire McDonald, Managing Director, HDI Global SE - UK and Ireland
Karen Beales, CEO, KB Consultancy and Advisory Services
Maxine Goddard, Head of Sales Operations and Planning, Zurich Commercial Insurance
Christopher Lay, Chief Executive Officer, UK & Ireland, Marsh
11:20 AM

WHO’S DRIVING YOUR CAREER BUS?


No matter where you are in your career, it’s important to keep looking ahead and to be the driver of your own career bus. Too many women become passengers, hoping and hinting about what they want and assuming if they work hard enough for long enough success will come their way. Hear from a respected smart career moves coach on why you should always be thinking about yourself as the driver in your career as you make purposeful progress. No one is more interested in your career than you should be.
  • Defining YOUR success: Does it have to be about the C-Suite?
  • Understand and use the 8 Principles of Your Career Success Cycle - which never stop working for you
  • Non-traditional vs traditional strategies – think outside of the box and think of yourself as a commodity - it can really work for you
  • How to gain more leverage, satisfaction and value from your day to day job
Kay White, Smart Career Moves Mentor for Career Women, KayWhite.com
12:00 PM
1:00 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 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:
Dawn Miller, SVP, Middle Market/ SME, Industry Practices & Distribution, Continental Europe , Chubb

Panelists:
Tali Shlomo, People Engagement Director, CII
Louise Flood, Risk Practices Consultant & Vice President, Lockton
Cristina Nestares, CEO UK Insurance, Admiral Group
Des O’Connor, CEO, Bravo Group
1:50 PM

THE POWER OF STORYTELLING


Stories are a great meeting place. They build strong emotional connections. As leaders we can use stories to influence, persuade and inspire our employees, as well as our clients and customers.
  • Discuss how to craft a memorable story
  • Outline how we tell stories to leave your audience wanting more
  • Practice telling our own stories
Richard Brimblecombe, Actor, Facilitator and Coach
Neil Park, International Insurance Broker and Coach
3:00 PM

MENTAL WELLBEING IN THE WORKPLACE


There is no health without mental health, and every workplace should be striving to create a mentally healthy workplace, free from stigma. This session will address simple steps you (and your company) can take to create a culture where it is OK to not be OK and increase your overall mental wellbeing.
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) to help mitigate stress (confidential information and advice services on both work related and personal matters e.g. financial, emotional, family care etc., on a 24/7 basis)
  • Exercise and mindfulness practices to increase mental and physical health & productivity
  • Work/life balance: How to be successful in both our personal and professional life
  • Tools & techniques your company can use to promote mental wellbeing and support your entire staff (e.g. Mental Health First Aiders)
Pauline McNulty, Executive Programme Director, Liberty Specialty Markets
3:35 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:
Karen Graves, Independent Non-Executive Director, USAA UK

Panelists:
Jason Groves, Global Director of Media Relations, Marsh & Chair, Dive In Festival
Katherine Bryant, Executive Coach, The Progress Partnership
Natalia Zurowski, Lead – Marketing, Synechron London
Sheila Cameron, CEO, Lloyd’s Market Association
4:30 PM

WOMEN IN INSURANCE AWARDS RECEPTION


Taking place on the night of the Women in Insurance Summit, the Women in Insurance Awards reception recognises women in the insurance industry who are making a significant contribution to their profession, community and clients. It is a cocktail styled reception complete with hors d'ouvres being served. Tickets to the Summit entitle you to entry to the awards reception.
  • Be a part of promoting positive change in the insurance sector, encouraging more women to enter the industry and to take leadership roles, and making insurance a more empowering and rewarding field for women to work in.
  • Join the stellar community of top industry players and insurance professionals for an evening that celebrates the excellence and contributions of women in the industry.
  • Network with top female leaders, trailblazers, young guns and rising stars in insurance in the UK.

Nominations are now open for seven award categories open to female insurance professionals and executives, and the teams and organizations that they run. Submit your entries before nominations close on August 15, 2019, Thursday — it only takes 2 minutes!

Tower of London Reception Hall

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