BII To Host Women’s Development Series

April 19, 2017

The Bermuda Insurance Institute [BII] is set to host its second annual Women Development Series.

“Throughout April and May 2017, the BII will provide a series of seminars designed primarily for female professionals – although the information provided can add value to male professionals as well,” BII said.

“Leaders from the business community will be making presentations on such topics as Diversity, Managing Conflict, Authenticity, and Career Potential.

WDS Bermuda April 2017

Seminar topics and facilitators include but are not limited to the following:




Julia Henderson, SVP, Brit InsuranceAlphabet Soup: Reinsurance/ Financial Acronyms & How to Read an Earnings ReportApril 26
Mike McGavick, CEO, Xl Group LtdImproving Diversity for the Health of the IndustryApril 28
Abigail Clifford, Group Chief Administrative Officer, BF&MAuthenticityMay 5
Crystal Clay, Director Learning & Development, ChubbEmotional Intelligence & The WorkplaceMay 8
Judy Gonsalves, Chief Underwriting Officer, Chubb BermudaChange is Difficult: Not Changing can be Fatal – A Woman’s PerspectiveMay 15
Mario Moussa, Moussa ConsultingThe Art of Woo: Using Strategic Persuasion to Sell Your IdeasMay 16
Cathy Duffy, SVP, XL CatlinSuccessfully Managing ConflictMay 17
Kathleen Faries, Head of Bermuda, Tokio MillenniumIncreasing Your Career Potential -May 19
Alison Hill, CEO, Argus GroupPanel Discussion
Allison Towlson, SVP, Chubb Bermuda
Kim Wilkerson, SVP, XL Catlin

Dr. Dawnnelle Walker, CEO of the BII said, “This is the second year that the BII is offering our Women’s Series. We believe that this series provides an opportunity for professionals to hear from a variety of knowledgeable persons on topics that are meaningful and relevant. Last year over three hundred persons attended the seminars and we anticipate a similar turnout this year.

The Women’s Development Series will take place at the BII premises at Sofia House, 48 Church Street, Hamilton. These lunch and learn sessions are open to persons from any industry and registration can be done via the BII website:, or by calling the BII directly at 295-1596.

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