Iowa: Rise & Reslience

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
The Berkley Building Cafeteria (1st Floor)
11201 Douglas Ave, Des Moines, IA 50322, USA

Join the Alliance of Women in Workers' Compensation in Iowa for our Rise & Resilience event. The event will feature keynote speaker Di Taylor, Chief Underwriting Officer at Continental Western Group, as well as a panel of industry experts. Di will share her story of what it has taken to rise and how resilience, coupled with courage, has helped her achieve success in the insurance space.

The industry panelists will share real examples of resilience in the workplace and highlight opportunities they took to rise after being faced with challenges along the way. Each panelist brings a rich and diverse career background with unique experiences which will highlight resilience in the workplace. Whether you are an attorney, work in claims, have ownership for client relationships, run a sales organization, or are growing in your career and position, resilience is an important competency to help rise during challenges and lead to success.

Food and drinks will be provided.

Registration is free but is required in advance for this event.

Sponsorships are available. Contact ambassador Clare Muselman at cmuselman@cwgins.com to get your company involved.


Agenda:

3:00-3:30PM - Registration

3:30-4:00PM - Keynote Speaker

  • Di Taylor – Chief Underwriting Officer, Continental Western Group

4:00-5:00PM - Speaker Panel

  • Lindsey Mills – Partner, Smith, Mills, & Schrock Law Firm
  • Erin Pals – Deputy Commissioner, Iowa Workforce Development
  • Barb Sullivan – President and Chief Operating Officer, EMC Risk Services
  • Di Taylor – Chief Underwriting Officer, Continental Western Group

5:00-6:00PM - Networking & Social Hour


About Our Keynote Speaker

Di Taylor is the Chief Underwriting Officer of Continental Western Group and has served in numerous capacities over the past 21 years in the Property & Casualty insurance space. Following her graduation from Central College in Pella, Iowa she began her career in claims, which then lead her to underwriting and sales positions of increasing levels of responsibility. Di also received her Executive MBA from the University of Iowa in 2014. Prior to her arrival at CWG, Di served as the Associate Vice President of Sales for a large agribusiness division in the western U.S. where she also developed a woman’s empowerment group to assist her fellow colleagues. She has consistently demonstrated her understanding of how to bring new concepts and innovation to the table, and package these ideas to be heard.

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