AGENDA & TOPICS

OPENING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIRPERSON: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

The chairperson will reflect on the past, present and future of women in leadership positions in the insurance sector in Canada.

  • How far have we really come since the days of the old boys’ club?
  • What does the future look like for the next generation of female executives?

UNCONSCIOUS BIAS IN THE INSURANCE PROFESSION

Institutional unconscious bias towards women is prevalent in the insurance profession. How should we react when confronted with individual instances of unconscious bias?

  • Understand unconscious bias and its impact in the workplace
  • Explore how to turn bias on its head using strategies and tactics
  • Become more aware of your behaviors that affect bias and stereotypes
  • How can you prevent conflict and manage biases using effective communication techniques?

PANEL DISCUSSION: MOVING UP - CAREER ADVANCEMENT FOR WOMEN IN INSURANCE

The journey to success is rarely a smooth one. Examine which career paths fit best with your lifestyle and explore successful negotiating tactics.

  • Navigating the traditional path to the top
  • What leadership opportunities exist, and how do you get them?
  • Negotiating tactics for promotions and successful career moves
  • How should you judge your worth in pay negotiations?
  • How mentors can accelerate your rise to the top, and know where to find one

PANEL DISCUSSION: LEADERSHIP FOR WOMEN IN INSURANCE – WHO DO WE NEED TO BE?

Why is there a perception that women need to be hard, masculine and unemotional in order to succeed as leaders? How should successful women break free from the double bind and achieve balance as women and as leaders?

  • Understand the different leadership and communication styles between men and women, and how to use them to your advantage
  • The balance between being assertive and overcompensating
  • How do you develop a strong, recognizable personal brand?
  • How to communicate confidently and gain respect
  • What role should women play in combatting workplace sexual harassment?
  • The body language of leaders: understanding unspoken communication
  • How to motivate colleagues effectively, have difficult conversations and inspire success

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Getting to Your Why: Maximizing Gifts and Talents in a “Giving Back” Industry

Why is alignment and authenticity critical to successful leadership whether at work, home or in the community? Why is it even more critical to happiness? Charting your path, and then re-charting it, is vital to getting to your why. Is it possible to master the balance between professional, community and family life?

#METOO & #NOTME: HOW TO NAVIGATE SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND BULLYING IN THE WORKPLACE

No matter your position, mistreatment exists. You may have experienced this in the form of sexual harassment, patronization, or even malicious intentions from a colleague, client or even superior. How can we appropriately react when this occurs?

  • How do we identify bullying in the workplace?
  • Who can we trust to confide in?
  • Appropriate ways to react to bullying in the workplace
  • How has the #metoo movement impacted insurance?

MY STORY: SMASHING THROUGH THE GLASS CEILING

Be inspired by our remarkable guest speaker – learn how she did it, the challenges she faced, how she overcame them and most importantly, her advice for you, how to be taken seriously

PANEL DISCUSSION: WHAT IS THE FUTURE FOR FEMALE LEADERS IN INSURANCE?

Gender equality will not happen unless the current system changes. How can women today help themselves to succeed in the current environment?

  • A look at the future: a view of the insurance profession in 30 years’ time
  • Women leading women – our greatest challenge yet?
  • What should we be doing today to ensure the future achievements of women in insurance?
  • Rainmaker to change-maker – How to use your position to influence culture change
  • What can the insurance profession do to retain successful women, enable their success and be recognized as leaders of change?
  • Mentoring a new generation – why you’re needed and how to start

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