It is summertime, and I’m writing this from the back deck of my parents’ house in Maine which overlooks the beautiful harbor with working lobster boats, sailboats and a handful of kayakers. Bliss!
Here at APIW, we are hard at work following a tremendously successful Woman of the Year event featuring Dame Inga Beale, CEO of Lloyd’s. She is truly an inspiration and someone who is a staunch supporter of diversity and inclusion for our industry throughout the world.
Turning to our upcoming year of programming, we are featuring topics of innovation, data analytics, artificial intelligence, and autonomous vehicles with our events in NYC and in our local networks. Additionally, APIW will be co-sponsoring a luncheon in October with ReUnder 40 which focuses on effective networking and fostering meaningful work relationships for career success.
In a world which tends to focus on the negative, APIW will continue to use its strength to highlight the achievements of professional insurance women – not because the barriers to career advancement have been totally removed, but because each of us needs inspiration when it might seem like a losing battle.
This issue features two of our members who were recently nominated for the 2017 Inclusion Champion Award which is bestowed annually upon an individual who are setting the standard for championing gender, diversity and inclusion within the insurance industry. We are honored to have such esteemed women within our membership ranks here at APIW!
We’d like to hear from you as well – what other achievements have our members reached? Whether it’s a promotion, award, or other honor, we’d like to share in the congratulations! Please contact our Communications Officer, Lucy Mendieta, if you have some news to share for upcoming Insider publications.
Enjoy what’s left of the summer, and hope to see you at an event this fall.