2021 everywoman in Tech Forum
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Forum Agenda

everywoman is proud to present a jampacked six months of live interactive event sessions that will run to the end of 2020. Please click on a month below to find the dates to add to your calendar. Please note that in November we will be running our Premium Leadership Development Programme, which you can access if you have signed up to Premium Access (pricing details here). You will also see that while all sessions are open to a global audience, each month will feature role models and content related to a specific geographical area.

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July

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In this practical video, our Co-founders outline how to best use this forum to:

  • Gain industry knowledge directly from global peers and thought leaders
  • Progress your career
  • Support your team and/or women in your organisation
  • Hone your leadership abilities
  • Make at least 10 long-lasting new global industry connections

We’ll also fill you in on all the interactive activities available to help you get the most out of your time spent with us.

28 July

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In this candid address, futurists provide their views on a re-imagined future - from the impact of Covid-19 on the industry, to the future of work and any gendered impact the next few years may have in store.

Matthew Griffin
Matthew Griffin, Founder & CEO, 311 Institute

Speaker biography

Dr Nicola Millard
Nicola Millard, Principal Innovation Partner at BT

Speaker biography

29 July

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Hyperion Insurance Group CEO David Howden shares his views of the 12 months since the inaugural everywoman in Insurance forum – what has changed for Hyperion and the industry in terms of diversity and inclusion, and what are the opportunities that we must drive forward from the Covid-19 pandemic? In this one-on-one conversation, David discusses his insights and learnings with everywoman Co-Founder Maxine Benson.

Maxine Benson
Maxine Benson, Co-Founder, everywoman

Speaker biography

David Howden
David Howden, CEO, Hyperion

Speaker biography

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Eve Pollard is one of the UK’s leading journalists and media commentators – and was only the second woman to edit a UK national newspaper. In this session Elliot Richardson, CEO RKH Reinsurance, talks to her about her career and her long history of championing women in the trade, and asks what the insurance industry can learn. With a varied and colourful career, she rose to become editor of many several UK national papers, relaunched Elle magazine in the US, a novelist, biographer and T.V. personality, amongst a long list of other achievements. Eve founded campaign group Women in Journalism in 1992, has been an active supporter and campaigner for the promotion of women’s health, and is vice-chairman of the Wellbeing of Women charity. A respected commentator on the media, its future, and its effects, a conversation with Eve is an event not to be missed.

Elliot Richardson
Elliot Richardson, CEO, RKH Reinsurance

 

Eve Pollard
Eve Pollard OBE, Journalist and media commentator

 

31 July

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Making small nudges for big impact. It's everyone’s business to drive inclusivity. Taking action individually and making small steps in the right direction to create change – Each for Equal. It’s not enough for us to wait for a strategy, a policy, a system, a new leadership team, its our day to day individual behaviour that can amount to a lot, irrespective of the role we have to play, the level at which we operate at and whether we manage others or not. Our actions can leave a footprint that inspires, encourages, provokes thought or calls others to act.

11 August

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Networking: internal and external - how to create and maintain relationships

Summer Reading

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An Introduction to Personal Brand

September

While all sessions are open to a global audience, each month will feature role models and content related to a specific geographical area.

1 September

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Experimenting with working identities. Experimenting with working identities. Identity transitions unfold as cycles of changes. Each cycle allowing us to more fully express who we are becoming. Taking the first step as part of a messy-trial-and-error learning by doing practice, is the only we can make progress through each cycle. This webinar offers a framework to think about transitions in working identity, and takes you through a few practices, like recombining, that promote successful change.

Nicola Murray, everywoman Associate

 

14 September

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In an era of great change it’s easy for leaders to focus on the technology and changing environment, rather than the skills and capabilities needed to make use of these. This panel discussion will cover some of the biggest trends in insurance and showcase some of the ways leaders are creating and upskilling diverse teams to drive innovation for their companies and customers.

Sibylle Fischer, Director Strategic Venturing, Baloise

 

Tina Rudzinski, Head of HR, Lloyds

Speaker biography

 

Silvi Wompa Sinclair, Group Head of Portfolio Underwriting, Swiss Re Management

Speaker biography

 

Barbara Schonhofer MBE, Founder & Chair, Insurance Supper Club

Speaker biography

 

29 September

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While women make up 56% of entry level recruits into Insurance roles, they only hold 20% of board-level positions. But why? This panel will share exclusive insight into industry reports, candid feedback and practical actions everyone can take to develop culture, environment, process, policy and mindset.

Clare Lebecq, Chief Executive Officer, London Market Group

Speaker biography

 

Charlotte Halkett, Chief Commercial Officer, Bought By Many

Speaker biography

 

Roy White is Chairman, UK & Ireland, Marsh JLT Specialty

Speaker biography

 

Pamela Thomson-Hall, Head of CEEMEA and Managing Director - International Business Operations, Willis Towers Watson

Speaker biography

 

Bobbie Goldie, Senior Vice President, Chubb Financial Lines, North America

Speaker biography

 

October

While all sessions are open to a global audience, each month will feature role models and content related to a specific geographical area.

14 October

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2020 has brought with it far reaching changes in business, homelife and society across the globe. This session brings together leaders from across the world to give practical insight and tips into how to lead gender inclusive teams in difficult situations.

Vievette Henry, Head of OE, Talent and DE&I, AIG

Speaker biography

 

Irem Yerdelen, Director, Corporate Risk and Broking, Willis Towers Watson

Speaker biography

 

Itzal Arbide, CEO, Le Lynx

Speaker biography

 

Dianna Fioravanti-Ashikwe, President, North American Region, Nacora International Insurance Brokers

Speaker biography

 

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Join Claire to discuss the problems women face in insurance face today and how they impact on mental and emotional wellbeing. Leave informed and empowered to take positive action when it comes to mental health and wellbeing in your own life and in the place you work. .
Claire Russell, CEO/Founder, Mental Health in Business & Director of Operations, Perry Appletons

Speaker biography

 

SESSION FULL (Choose 1 roundtable per day)
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Why does networking matter? Hear how networking changed Olivia’s career, and share your concerns, experiences and tips for effective and productive networking.
Olivia Schmitt, Director of Marketing & Communications, Total CSR, Inc

Speaker biography

 

SESSION FULL (Choose 1 roundtable per day)

19 October

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When faced with immense personal and professional challenges in the early 2000’s, Elena Betés decided to set out on an entrepreneurial journey into Insurance. Almost 20 years later she is now at the helm of Penguin Portals, a group of international comparison platforms, including Confused.com. In this one on one interview we deep dive into her inspirational story as a business women, mother and role model.

Elena Betes, CEO, Penguin Portals

Speaker biography

 

21 October

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2020 has been a year like no other, where you may have been forced to work in an environment you didn't choose. Perhaps you have relished it, or perhaps feelings of isolation have kicked in and now you feel lost. The question is where is it safe to ask a question about leadership that balances home and work? Especially now. Whether you are concerned about leading other people through the pandemic, or you only have the mental capacity to lead yourself and your family right now, this could be the place you are seeking. Join this fast paced session with leading mindset coach and author of the bestseller "Be The Leader You Want To See" to get answers to your specific challenges so you can end 2020 strong.

Susie Ramroop, Mindset Coach

Speaker biography

 

SESSION FULL (Choose 1 roundtable per day)
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Join Huw Evans, Director General of the ABI for an in depth discussion into the future of the insurance industry – how does the customer of tomorrow think, and what do they want from their insurance company? How we can we be sure we are adapting and changing to meet the needs of an evolving customer base, in a world of new technology and increased uncertainty? .
Huw Evans, Director General, Association of British Insurers

Speaker biography

 

Register for Session 4 (Choose 1 roundtable per day)

28 October

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What impression does the world have of the insurance industry, and how can InsurTech help to change that – ultimately attracting a more diverse and innovative workforce. Join Robin and Silvi as they discuss how we can use InsurTech as a force for good and how we can encourage more women into the space.

Robin Merttens, Co-Founder and Partner, InsTech London

Speaker biography

 

Silvi Wompa Sinclair, Group Head of Portfolio Underwriting, Swiss Re Management

Speaker biography

 

Register for Session 5 (Choose 1 roundtable per day)
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Learn how to create engagement and a sense of community, working across hybrid settings and identify opportunities to lead healthy cultures to thrive in the future..
Natalie Wharton, Founder, Wharton Business Consulting

Speaker biography

 

Register for Session 6 (Choose 1 roundtable per day)

3 November

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Even before the impact of the current global pandemic, ongoing change became the norm for many organisations. Today's leaders need not only to rise to the challenge of today but also develop the skill of anticipating and planning for what is needed tomorrow.

In this session delegates will:learn how to focus on immediate challenges with an eye to the futuree and examine the actions leaders need to take to keep the team focused on the goal.

10 November

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A highly practical session where delegates will identify the shifts in mindset and organisational knowledge that they must make at this point in their career, and discover the insights of those shifts which will push them out of their comfort zones as female leaders.

This Session includes a panel discussion with inspiring female leaders sharing stories of their career journeys, and their experience of shifting mindsets.

11 November

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Your career is in your hands, environment can only go so far. In this inspirational talk we hear how to practically develop networks, sponsors and your own growth mindset to support advancement and overcome unconscious bias.

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A leading women working within insurance will share her career journey and how she chose a different trajectory from the one she was originally following. Join this session to hear her story and tips for doing the same to find your passion.

17 November

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In this session the delegates will explore the three gender based theories behind the perception that women are less 'envisioning' than men, and analyse the difference between an idea and visionary thinking.

They will uncover their own business purpose and vision and discover how to inspire teams and stakeholder to make it happen.

25 November

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Storytelling is one of the most powerful tools leaders can harness to help them navigate through a multitude of leadership scenarios and one which, research has shown, women in business can find particularly challenging.

During this practical session, delegates will identify and recognise their own strengths and how bext to address these individuals, teams and within organisations.

26 November

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EQ Series: Self-Actualisation. Self-Actualisation is the source of your emotional energy and the real source of power behind sustained high performance. It’s the skill that enables you to maintain an enthusiastic commitment to long-term goals and maintain a view of the big picture. The 3 components of Self-Actualisation are: Passion, Work-Life balance and Achievement Drive.

December

While all sessions are open to a global audience, each month will feature role models and content related to a specific geographical area.

9 December

15 December

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In this exclusive session, a senior leader from the insurance industry will give participants the opportunity to ask questions and receive guidance on a specific issue.