AUSTRALIA’S LEADING SUMMIT SUPPORTING DIVERSITY IN INSURANCE

Bringing together an industry of leaders, shaping a future of inclusivity
24 August 2022, AMORA HOTEL JAMISON SYDNEY
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ABOUT


The Women in Insurance Summit Australia is returning as a face-to-face event to further Insurance Business Australia’s ongoing mission to recognise, celebrate and promote diversity across the insurance profession. This inspiring summit was designed to encourage a wider representation of women in senior executive roles, overcome bias, break down leadership barriers and share strategies for building a diverse and inclusive workforce. 

This summit features powerful keynote sessions, workshops, networking activities, presentations and panel discussions led by influential leaders from the industry on the issues that matter most. Highlights include presentations on innovation and digital transformation, personal branding, hybrid management strategies, inclusive decision making and mental wellness at the executive level. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to connect in person with like-minded professionals and champions for change supporting diversity. Join us 24 August 2022 for a day dedicated to inspiring women and an industry of change. 

FEATURED SPEAKERS


Lelani Jayasinghe
Lelani Jayasinghe

Chief Financial Officer
Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance

Jo McCauley
Jo McCauley

CEO
Southern Cross Travel Insurance 

Pegah Vaghaye
Pegah Vaghaye

Executive Manager, Broker Relationships
CGU

Sam White
Sam White

Founder and CEO
Stella Insurance

Prue Willsford
Prue Willsford

CEO
ANZIIF

AGENDA


  • Registration opens
  • Opening remarks from the chairperson
    Sylvia Quang
    Sylvia Quang

    Special Counsel, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers and President, NSW, YIPs

  • OPENING KEYNOTE: Women leading the way – Inclusive decision-making

    The Keynote Speaker will discuss how the willingness to be inclusive in your decision-making practices can transform you into a more effective leader. The Keynote will share her wins, challenges, and transformative decisions that helped her become the strong female leaser she is today, alongside a predominantly female leadership team. In this session, you will learn how to develop the framework to increase women in leadership – and how to empower others to do the same.

  • Speed networking

    Expand your network, make connections, and meet fellow delegates in a structured networking session.

    Sylvia Quang
    Sylvia Quang

    Special Counsel, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers and President, NSW, YIPs

  • Morning tea and refreshment break
  • PANEL: Innovative diversity and inclusion strategies to drive organisational change

    While organisations have experienced significant changes to the way we work over the past few years, there is still a lot that needs to be done to overcome prevailing inequalities. In this session, hear how forward-thinking organisations are addressing key diversity challenges and what you can do as an individual to advocate for change.

    • How are organisations addressing the leadership and gender pay gap, and what can individuals do to reduce the gaps?
    • Navigating office politics, workplace conflict and other unspoken cultural rules
    • How to authentically celebrate diversity, equality, inclusion and belonging at work
    • Examples of inclusive hiring practices to ensure equal and diverse representation
    Panellists
    Gillian Davidson
    Gillian Davidson

    Partner
    Sparke Helmore

    Jo McCauley
    Jo McCauley

    CEO
    Southern Cross Travel Insurance 

    Sam White
    Sam White

    Founder and CEO
    Stella Insurance

  • Upskilling in tech: Embracing innovation and digital transformation

    Upskilling in tech: Embracing innovation and digital transformation
    Innovation is essential for the insurance industry to evolve but what will it take to drive digital transformation? This session will discuss how the latest technology is transforming the industry and how leaders can adapt and drive change.

    • What technological changes will insurance companies and their leaders need to embrace to be successful?
    • How has innovation influenced your leadership principles?
    • Skill development – how can we support innovation through upskilling?
    • Leveraging innovation to progress diversity, inclusion and equity for employees
  • Networking lunch
  • PANEL: Standing out from the crowd with your personal brand

    Every insurance leader needs a strong personal brand that evolves as you advance in your career. It’s a matter of continually crafting and curating the skills and experience to bring out the best version of yourself. In this session, a panel of industry leaders will share advice on how to best articulate your personal brand and how it can be the key differentiator in your career.

    • How to make a strong, lasting impression – from the office, in the boardroom, or on a Zoom call
    • Improving your digital footprint: leveraging popular social platforms like LinkedIn to market and build your brand
    • Tips for engaging internal sponsors to be your advocates
    • Using your everyday creativity to help you emerge as an authentic leader
    Moderator
    Drew Schnehage
    Drew Schnehage

    Managing Director – Australia
    Innovation Group

    Panellists
    Lelani Jayasinghe
    Lelani Jayasinghe

    Chief Financial Officer
    Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance

    Kylie Macfarlane
    Kylie Macfarlane

    Chief Operating Officer
    Insurance Council of Australia

    Tetiana George
    Tetiana George

    CEO and Co-Founder
    Curium

  • Successfully managing hybrid teams

    Building and sustaining an engaged and motivated team can be challenging in today’s uncertain climate and changing work environments. How can leaders develop a strong organisational culture to ensure their teams remain connected and productive? In this session, Kathleen will discuss how leaders can create a collaborative and innovative culture, from building the business, to how it’s maintained through connectivity and mentoring.

    • How to motivate and genuinely connect with your team in a remote environment?
    • What does recognition, growth, and performance look like in a hybrid workforce?
    • Leadership development to engage and support your teams
    Kathleen Warden
    Kathleen Warden

    Head of Customer & Broker Engagement
    Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance

  • Afternoon tea and refreshment break
  • Dealing with mental wellbeing at an executive-level

    Managers and executives are at the forefront of a rapidly changing workplace, experiencing high stress levels that are often ignored. Creating a culture of prioritising mental health can begin with empathetic and supportive leaders. Hear how [speaker] has learned to lead by example with self-care and prioritising mental wellbeing.

  • PANEL: The future of work – Leveraging flexibility

    The new ways of working have presented greater options for flexibility, and in turn, a more inclusive and supportive work environment. This session will discuss the role of flexible workplaces in the future and how to leverage new working arrangements to better achieve your goals – both personal and professional.

    • How are organisations leveraging flexible work arrangements to accommodate and support a diverse workforce?
    • Examples of how to motivate and encourage flexibility in the workplace
    • How has work-life balance changed with new working arrangements?
    • Overcoming challenges in managing personal and professional priorities
    Panellists
    Tracey Falconer-Flint
    Tracey Falconer-Flint

    HR Director Asia Pacific
    Liberty Special Markets

    Pegah Vaghaye
    Pegah Vaghaye

    Executive Manager, Broker Relationships
    CGU

    Kathleen Warden
    Kathleen Warden

    Head of Customer & Broker Engagement
    Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance

    Prue Willsford
    Prue Willsford

    CEO
    ANZIIF

  • Networking drinks
    Sponsored by
    Brooklyn Underwriting
  • Event concludes

PARTNERS


Gold Sponsors

  • Innovation Group Australia
  • Sparke Helmore Lawyers

Coffee Sponsor

  • JP Flynn Builders

Networking Drinks Sponsor

  • Brooklyn Underwriting

Bronze Sponsor

  • Estimage

VENUE


Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney

What you’ll gain

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    Expand your professional network with an exciting face-to-face speed networking activity

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    Hear from an all-new speaker line-up featuring inspiring peers and leading organisations

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    Discuss important issues like the gender pay gap, leadership opportunities, mental wellness and workplace culture

SUPER SAVER OFFER

Registration is now open for the 2022 Women in Insurance Summit.

  • Individual Pass

    $650.00 + GST

    Offer valid until 1 July
    Standard rate is
    $950 + GST

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  • TEAM PASS (4 PEOPLE)

    $1,950 + GST

    Offer valid until 1 July
    Standard rate is
    $2,850 + GST

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  • TEAM PASS (8 PEOPLE)

    $3,800 + GST

    Offer valid until 1 July
    Standard rate is
    $5,600 + GST

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