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Third Annual Women Leadership Day Success

Tara Purvis - Keynote Speaker

The Third Annual Women Leadership Day, hosted by the Risk Management and Insurance Program in collaboration with Women Leaders in Insurance and Financial Services, was held on Tuesday, February 25th in the Janna P. Vice Atrium and Robert B. Rogow Auditorium at EKU’s Business and Technology Center.

Activities kicked off at 1:00 p.m. with a career fair and refreshments in the Janna P. Vice Atrium. Attendees had the opportunity to interact with a variety of companies and women leaders throughout the afternoon. The following companies attended: Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance, Mass Mutual Financial Group, Enterprise Holdings, The Cincinnati Insurance Companies, Risk Placement Services, Big I Kentucky, Colonial Life, Women in Insurance and Financial Services, AssuredPartners, as well as One Commonwealth Financial.

The opening session at 3:00 p.m. featured Keynote Speaker, Tara Purvis, President and CEO of Big I Kentucky.  Ms. Purvis discussed her career path providing many helpful tips for attendees as well as "essential suitcase items to pack" for a successful journey. 

The second session included a diverse panel of women from various career tracks (i.e., human resources, accounting, wholesale binding, underwriting) providing attendees with an opportunity for dialogue.   The panel discussion included Laura Allen, CPCU, VP at Risk Placement Services; Alyssa Roberts, underwriter at Great American and EKU Alumni; Amy Anderson, PHR, SHRM-CP, Regional Director of Human Resources at AssuredPartners and EKU Alumni; as well as Ashley Robinson, Accounting Manager for The Cincinnati Insurance Companies.

Attendees received a free T-shirt and were entered into a drawing for prizes including a 42’ Smart TV, bluetooth speakers, gift cards and more! The winners of the drawings were announced following the panelist discussion.

While the event was very informative for students and faculty; it was also filled with fun and many networking opportunities! The College of Business and Technology would like to thank the students, faculty, companies as well as speakers that attended the event.

To watch Keynote Speaker, Tara Purvis, presentation, please click here.

To watch the Discussion Panel, please click here.

To view pictures of the event, please click on Women Leadership Day 2020.

Published on March 06, 2020

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