The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) is now accepting nominations for its Inclusion Champion Award, which honors professionals for their contributions to increasing the advancement of women and diversity within the insurance industry. The award winners will be honored at this year’s Women in Insurance Global Conference June 12-14 at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel.
The Inclusion Champion Award celebrates leaders in the insurance industry who have shown a deep commitment to the advancement of women and diversity of all kinds in the field. An Inclusion Champion is recognized by their colleagues and industry professionals for their talent development, mentorship and sponsoring of women, and influence on others within and outside of their organization. They are recognized for their efforts to advocate for women and diversity, as well as for a personal commitment to community service. IICF will honor two winners, one woman and one man, at the Women in Insurance Global Conference Dinner on Thursday, June 13.
“Honoring two stand-out industry professionals with this award is always a highlight of the Women in Insurance Global Conference,” said Elizabeth Myatt, IICF Women in Insurance Global Conference chair and executive director of the IICF Northeast Division. “The candidate pool is very competitive–filled with a multitude of qualified individuals who strive every day to promote diversity and inclusion within the insurance industry. We are looking forward to presenting the award this year to one female and one male representative of the industry who have demonstrated through their actions their exceptional commitments to diversity in insurance.”
IICF introduced its award for advancing diversity in the industry at the first Women in Insurance Global Conference in 2013, naming Pina Albo, now CEO of Hamilton Insurance Group, as its inaugural award recipient.
New to this year’s conference, the Association of Professional Insurance Women (APIW) will be
presenting the 2019 APIW Insurance Woman of the Year award at a cocktail reception and award ceremony on Wednesday, June 12. This year’s Women in Insurance Global Conference will take place at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel and will feature Kate White, former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, among a slate of renowned leaders from a variety of professional backgrounds fostering conversations related to diversity, inclusion and leadership. IICF anticipates an audience of 750 insurance industry professionals poised to discuss gender equity in a changing world, the theme of this year’s conference.
Nomination forms for the 2019 Inclusion Champion Award can be found at http://womensconference.iicf.org/award.html. Anyone in the insurance industry can submit nominations. Industry professionals working directly in the diversity and inclusion space in theircompanies are not eligible for this award. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on March 15 and can be sent to Melissa-Anne Duncan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information, please contact Elizabeth Myatt at email@example.com.
About the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF)
The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) is a unique nonprofit that unites the collective strengths of the insurance industry to help communities and enrich lives through grants, volunteer service and leadership. Established in 1994, IICF is celebrating twenty-five years as the philanthropic foundation of the insurance industry, contributing over $31 million in community grants, along with 300,000 volunteer hours by more than 110,000 industry professionals. IICF reinvests locally where funds are raised, serving hundreds of charities and nonprofit organizations, for maximum community impact. IICF is a registered nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code. Learn more at www.iicf.org or follow us on Twitter @doubleicf. Join the conversation on diversity and inclusion at #IICFDiversity and #IICFWomenInInsurance.