Women Trailblazers and Ceiling Breakers in Workers’ Compensation

3:00 – 4:00 pm

Grand Ballroom 8A
Convention Level

Women populate the insurance industry workforce at approximately 60% — but only some 19% occupy board seats and 11% of named officer positions. Is this, as some suggest, consistent with historically comparatively recent arrival of women in senior levels following earlier, similar processes in institutions of higher learning – – or is the response: that might have been true a generation (or two) ago but not now. In short, are there consciously retrogressive forces still at work here, or just old habits not yet meaningfully reexamined (or confronted)?

Our panelists are leaders in our field. They happen to be women. Here, they take time off from talking pure “comp” so they might share with attendees of all stripes their insights on accomplishments of women in insurance, medical, and legal industries — and in industry per se — in terms of the challenges met and overcome as well as challenges that remain and how to deal with them; challenges that make themselves known in plain sight, and those that are hidden, working insidiously. Insight will be shared for the benefit of those seeking genuine introspection on how to recognize issues and improve performance within their companies. The presentation is also designed for participants who are in need of inspiration toward charting their own personal courses for leadership within the workers’ compensation space.

Jennifer Morris Jones
Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP
Raleigh, NC

Becky Hillhouse
Regional Claims Manager
Eastern Alliance Insurance Group
Madison, MS

Audrey Allsop
Work Comp Practice Leader
Conner Strong & Buckelew
Philadelphia, PA

Michelle James
Assistant Vice-President of Claims
The PMA Group
Irving, TX


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