WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), a non-profit organization funded by the insurance industry and focused on community-based philanthropy across the United States, today announced the latest addition to its Conference Series, the 2014 IICF Women in Insurance Regional Forums, to be held this June in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Dallas.
The Women in Insurance Regional Forums are designed to provide an environment for insightful discussions surrounding gender diversity in insurance, women’s leadership in the industry, and the changing workforce of the future. Each conference will feature a unique slate of premier speakers and breakout sessions designed to engage and enlighten attendees. The forums will also be enriched with opportunities for participants to build strong regional networks and individual connections.
The Conference Series began with IICF’s Women in Insurance Global Conference in New York, which took place in 2013 and drew more than 425 attendees from organizations across the world. Another global conference is being planned for June 2015. This year’s series of forums will be sponsored by leading insurance companies including XL Group, the national presenting sponsor, ACE Group, AIG, Aspen, Catlin, Chubb, CNA, Farmers, GenStar, Guy Carpenter, Mayer Brown, MHBT Inc., Munich Re, The Hartford, Towers Watson and Zurich.
In form with the IICF’s organizational make-up, which draws its national strength from regional community efforts, the forums will take place in major metropolitan areas located within the IICF’s key regions:
- June 3, Midwest Regional Forum: Chicago
- June 12, Western Regional Forum: Los Angeles
- June 17, Northeast Regional Forum: New York
- June 19, Texas/Southeast Regional Forum: Dallas
“The 2014 Women in Insurance Regional Forums provide unique opportunities for insurance professionals to participate regionally in the national conference series. This important program fits well with IICF’s core philosophy of planning nationally and implementing locally,” said Bill Ross, CEO of the IICF. “Last year, we had a tremendous turnout for the inaugural Women in Insurance Global Conference held in New York City. We’re looking forward to building on that success and continuing the meaningful dialogue started last June. Together we have an opportunity to elevate discussions around leadership, gender and diversity issues, and the changing workforce.”
Registration to each regional forum is now open. The IICF will be providing continuous updates regarding event speakers and information specific to each event on its dedicated Conference Series microsite: http://womensconference.iicf.org/.
Funds raised through the Women in Insurance Forums will benefit IICF’s Community Grants programs and Early Literacy Initiative, “Every Day is a Reading and Writing Day”. For more information about the IICF’s Early Literacy Initiative, please visit http://iicf.com/literacy.
About the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation
The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation was established in 1994 and is directed and funded by the insurance industry. The Industry Foundation helps communities and enriches lives by uniting the collective strengths of the industry to provide grants, volunteer service and leadership. The Industry Foundation has contributed over $21 million and 179,000 volunteer hours to community nonprofits. IICF is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.