Top international minds to address the power of diverse thought, innovation at Women in Insurance Global Conference

The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) will host an international audience of 650 attendees in New York for its third Women in Insurance Global Conference, June 7-9, at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel. Discussing meaningful topics of diversity and inclusion, the Women in Insurance Global Conference will explore the global impact of innovation, specifically the advantages and power of diverse thought on issues of innovation, and the importance of a fully inclusive work environment.

wigc-header_pngToday’s industry leaders are confronting issues related to gender, generation and a more globally dispersed and culturally unique workforce. They are also transforming challenges into opportunities for an ever more inclusive workplace. The Women in Insurance Global Conference will host acclaimed keynote speakers, dynamic panel discussions and interactive breakout sessions that address a range of today’s most relevant diversity and inclusion topics.

Notable speakers will discuss global industry innovation and the business case for diversity, including keynote speakers:

  • Victoria Budson, Founder and Executive Director of the Women and Public Policy Program – Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government
  • Dawn Frasier-Bohnert, Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer – Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Ivy Kusinga, SVP, Chief Culture Officer – Chubb
  • Morris Tooker, Chief Underwriting Officer – The Hartford
  • Bo Young Lee, Global Diversity & Inclusion Leader – Marsh
  • Yuhan Li, Founder – Yidu Cloud
  • Jennifer Brown, Founder, President & CEO – Jennifer Brown Consulting

During the three-day event, IICF will announce the winners of its Inclusion Champion Award, bestowed at each Women in Insurance Global Conference. The award recognizes those within the insurance industry who have championed the cause of diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and who are personally committed to community service. This year, both a woman and a man will be honored as Inclusion Champions. Nominations are being accepted via IICF’s website.

“From the start, the Women in Insurance Global Conference has exceeded our expectations in terms of attendance and the commitment and passion of those individuals who contribute to it,” explained William E. Ross, CEO of IICF. “Each year we have an eager gathering of attendees – men and women – committed to making our industry stronger through greater inclusiveness and diversity of thought.”

Early registration for the conference runs until April 12, and interested attendees can register up to and including the start of the conference.

For additional information, please contact Betsy Myatt at emyatt@iicf.com.

About the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation

The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) is a unique nonprofit that unites the collective strengths of the insurance industry to help communities and enrich lives through grants, volunteer service and leadership. Established in 1994, IICF has contributed $25.3 million in community grants, along with more than 240,500 volunteer hours, to hundreds of charities and nonprofit organizations, reinvesting in local communities where funds are raised. IICF is a registered nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code. Learn more at www.iicf.org.

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I'm a writer, bibliophile, witty wordsmith and generally a commentator on the world around me. Professionally, I am vice president of a Pennsylvania-based public relations agency that helps businesses get their messages out into the world in a positive, effective way. All commentary within this blog is my own and unrelated to my employment endeavors. If this blog prompts deep thought, debate, laughter or a viral rash of some kind then I will consider my life just a tad more fulfilled.

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