Highlights of the 2024 Women's Conference

The second annual IA&B Women’s Conference brought together over 150 insurance professionals for a day of networking, learning, and growing. Thank you to our attendees, as well as our generous sponsors.

Celebrating and Empowering Women in Insurance

Join insurance professionals from across Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware for the second annual, in-person IA&B Women’s Conference. The 2024 Women’s Conference focuses on emotional intelligence and the unique strengths that women bring to insurance industry.  Make connections, uncover new ideas, and learn ways to be your very best.

Women's Conference

Wednesday, March 27, 2024
9:30AM – 3:30PM

The Englewood
1219 West End Avenue
Hershey, PA  17036
Conference Registration
Early-bird registration (until 4:30PM Fri, Feb. 16):
IA&B Members $129  |  Non-Members $169

After 4:30PM on Fri, Feb. 16:
IA&B Members $159  |  Non-Members $199

Tuesday Evening Happy Hour (New This Year!)

Mix, mingle, and network with other insurance professionals and happy hour sponsors the night before the conference. Take this opportunity to connect with old friends and meet new ones as you gear up for the IA&B’s Women’s Conference.
Tuesday, March 26, 2024
5:30-7:30 PM
Iron Hill Brewery
101 W. Chocolate Avenue
Hershey, PA  17033
IA&B Members $25  |  Non-Members $50

The happy hour is open to Women’s Conference agency attendees and premier sponsor representatives. To reserve your spot, select happy hour attendance during the Women’s Conference registration process.

Conference Agenda

9:30 AMRegistration
10:00 AMWelcome & Opening Remarks
10:15 AMOpening Session: Emotions, Vulnerability & Success - How to Thrive with Uncertainty
Presented by Claudia St. John, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, President & CEO of The Workplace Advisors
NoonOpen Space Conversation – Part 1: Defining Your Topics
12:30 PMLunch
1:30 PMOpen Space Conversation – Part 2: Let’s Start Talking
3:15 PMClosing Session:
Presented by Sarah Brown, CIC, CRM, AFIS, Chair of the IA&B Board of Directors and Alane Fagan, IA&B Events Manager
3:30 PMThat’s a Wrap!

Session Descriptions

10:15 AM: Opening Session: Emotions, Vulnerability, and Success – How To Thrive With Uncertainty
Studies consistently highlight the connections between emotions, performance, and overall wellbeing. But we all face risks and uncertainty and being vulnerable can be unsettling. In this keynote, Claudia shares why emotional intelligence (“EQ”) is the foundation for healthy relationships and how embracing our vulnerabilities and virtuosities can help us thrive in business and in our personal lives. Attendees will uncover effective ways to face uncertainty, strengthen their relationships, reduce stress, defuse conflict, and improve job satisfaction.
This keynote is ideal for anyone:
Attendees walk away with:
Noon & 1:30 PM: Open Space Conversation Series
What is more important than networking with peers on topics that we care about the most? Open Space Conversations allow for peer-to-peer discussions and networking on topics that attendees determine at the event. Facilitated by Claudia St. John, President of The Workplace Advisors, this session provides a dynamic opportunity for participants to engage with peers on topics of their choosing. Don’t miss an opportunity to have conversations that are important to you and to network with your female peers.
Claudia St. John, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
About the Speaker – Claudia St. John, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Claudia St. John, SHRM-SCP, SPHR is a keynote speaker, bestselling author, and the Founder and CEO of The Workplace AdvisorsTM, a leading HR consulting, recruiting, and training firm specializing in equipping businesses with the consulting support and people skills they need to grow.
She is an SPHR (Senior Professional in HR), SHRM-SCP (SHRM Senior Certified Professional), and Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst who empowers organizations with evidence-backed insights, so they can navigate the evolving landscape of talent acquisition, engagement, and retention with confidence and foresight.
Known as The Workplace AdvisorTM, she helps organizations zoom out, shift their mindset, and build businesses that lead their industry.

Conference Sponsors

Thank you to these companies for their generous support of the 2024 Women’s Conference!
Premier 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.

A Note on Attendance
While the Women’s Conference is designed with women attendees in mind, it is open to everyone who supports the growth and leadership of women in insurance.

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?
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


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.
Women’s Focused Webinars:
IA&B invites women insurance professionals to attend these complimentary webinars, designed to support their professional growth.

The Thing About Women ... That Make Such Great Leaders

Thursday, Sept. 14 | 11:00 AM-Noon Join Sara Bradshaw Ray (keynote speaker at IA&B's Women's Conference) for a look at how women's soft skills enable them to be great leaders. She will discuss how -- with intention and hard work -- women can use their abilities to connect, engage, encourage, and juggle to create a "secret recipe" for world-class leadership.

Register for this complimentary webinar

Going Beyond the 'Why' of Talent Retention: Mentorship, Networking & Development

June 15, 2023 Tiffany Boyd, of Chubb, discusses visibility and representation of women in insurance and how mentorship increases talent retention. The webinar addresses the four types of career wealth -- positional, subject matter, information, and relationship wealth.

Link to Webinar Coming Soon
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