Nerissa Naidu is head of Strategy, Chief Operating Officer and chair of the Audit Committee of subsidiaries of a Fortune 500 insurer. She speaks to us about how her life and career has been influenced by having strong, supportive, male advocates in her life, with her outlook of what is possible in life being deeply affected by Nelson Mandela, in her native South Africa.
Dawn Miller is president and CEO of AXA Insurance Company (US), based in New York. She is also a strong advocate of women’s advancement as the global lead for AXA’s Women As Entrepreneurs initiative. In this episode, she talks about the opportunity the insurance industry has to attract a diverse workforce that will frame and sustain a rapidly changing, dynamic industry.
I speak with a couple of Law Enforcement professionals about the influences women have in leadership in this traditionally masculine environment. Michael Laidler has spent a number of years in Law Enforcement in the US - police force, border patrol, and now the Bureau of Prisons where he is a lieutenant in Louisiana, and is also a leadership coach, certified trainer and keynote speaker. Julie Wilson is a communications specialist with leadership experience primarily in law enforcement and public safety communications.
Anne-Marie Elder is Chief Underwriting Officer, for Marine insurance in North America for a Bermuda-based company, XL Catlin. Included in the Insurance Business America Elite Women 2016 roll of honour, she is based in Connecticut, USA, with over 25 years in the industry, and a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy. She talks about how coming out about her sexuality made her a better leader with a more successful career.
An executive in the FinTech industry based in London, Gladis Sahlani has experienced success working in the Middle East and East Africa, where she was frequently the only woman in the room. She discusses how she approached this, what she learned about the power of her femininity, and the role models she had growing up in Lebanon.
Carolina Klint, CEO of the North West Region (Continental Europe) of Marsh, Inc discusses her jungle gym of a career path, authentic leadership, and how she achieved 50% gender representation in her leadership team within 2 - 3 years. An impactful leader and inspiring role model.