Celebrating Growth and Leadership for Women in Insurance
The inaugural IA&B Women’s Conference brought together women insurance professionals from across Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware to Leola, PA on March 29, 2023.
  • Sold out in 8 days
  • 131 attendees
  • 36 agencies represented
  • 11 companies represented
  • Boundless energy
  • Countless connections
Wednesday, March 29, 2023
9:30 AM-3:30 PM
The Inn at Leola Village
38 Deborah Drive, Leola, PA
A women-owned business in Lancaster County, PA

Agenda (9:30 AM-3:30 PM)

9:30 AM     Registration
10:00 AM   Keynote Session & Speaker
12:00 PM   Lunch
12:45 PM   Group & Peer Discussions
2:00 PM     Mentor Panel Discussion
3:00 PM     Closing Session: What’s Next?

About the Conference

IA&B is excited to announce a conference to support women who want to grow within their positions, elevate their agency, and improve our industry. Our first Women’s Conference will focus on inspiring and supporting growth of women in all industry positions. Don’t miss out:

  • Get tips from the keynote speaker on avoiding career traps
  • Share your challenges, resilience, and solutions during roundtable discussions
  • Learn from a panel of women leaders as they share their perspectives


SAVE! Early Bird Registration (Until Feb. 28, 2023):
IA&B Members – $99  |  Non-Members – $139
Standard Registration (Beginning on March 1, 2023):
IA&B Members – $129  |  Non-Members – $169
While designed with women attendees in mind, the IA&B Women’s Conference is open to everyone who supports the growth and leadership of women in the independent insurance agent community.

Keynote Session

“Lookout, It’s a Trap! The Truth About the Pitfalls and Promises of Female Leadership”
Presented by Sara Bradshaw Ray, CIC
Explore some of our most chronic, career-threatening traps and the truth within each. Armed with awareness, we have the potential to turn these traps into the promise of progress and impact that we are uniquely capable of making as women.


Sara Bradshaw Ray, CIC
Strategist, executive coach, and founder of MyNetwork — a nationwide network of facilitated mastermind groups connecting and growing leaders in the insurance vertical. Certified KOLBE Consultant.

As the founder of MyNetwork, Sara is evangelistic about the importance and great value of connecting and growing individuals in all facets of our profession. Literally born in the business, this “agency brat,” turned career veteran agency owner, now management consultant, brings a wealth of experience from the carrier, agency, and cluster sides of the insurance vertical and then some.
IA&B’s commercial lines education consultant, working with our CIC and CISR programs, as well as our live CE webinars.

After attending Rutgers University, Cathy entered the insurance industry and worked for a short time as a company claims adjuster. Her first job in an agency was as an Assistant Commercial Lines CSR. Since then, she has worked in several agencies and held many roles, including CSR, VP of Marketing, Commercial Lines Manager, and her current position, Director of Commercial Underwriting.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Be an integral part of this event! Limited sponsorships are available. Questions? Contact IA&B Events Manager Alane Fagan at 717-918-9198 or AlaneF@IABforME.com.

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