Awareness into Action: Courageous Conversations and Allyship - Cocktail Evening

25 September, 16:00 - 19:00

AIG, 175 Water Street, NYC, New York City, United States

Concerns about not knowing what to say or how to act can hold us back, keeping us from actively supporting people that are not like us and from becoming the inclusive leaders and allies we would like to be.

In this session, we’ll discuss how to get comfortable with feeling uncomfortable so that we can start learning how to confidently bring complex messages forward, considering multiple points of view and building trust to foster organizations that thrive.

Our discussion leader, Rhonda Barnat, will introduce a fictitious company and complex scenario as a centerpiece for an interactive discussion with our panelists, who will apply their expertise in communications, leadership, public relations, organizational resiliency and crisis and risk management as together we take an inclusive perspective to developing messages that work.

We will have the opportunity to practice what we learn from each other in a supportive environment and continue to hone our communication and leadership skills during the networking and cocktail reception. Audience members should leave feeling comfortable speaking up and out in support of other colleagues, without the fear of not knowing what to do or say getting in the way.

Rhonda Barnat, Managing Director, Abernathy MacGregor
Anthony Nastasi, Director, Lombardi Associates
Jessica Ortiz, Partner, MoloLamken
Jeff Gallimore, Director of Operations and Business Transformation, Zurich
Joanna Young, Partner, Kennedys CMK

Rebecca Braitling, Founding Partner, InspiraWork
Poyee Chiu, Founding Partner, InspiraWork

NYC event co-sponsors:
AIG, Aon, AXA XL, AXIS, Beazley, Beecher Carlson, Chubb, CNA, Crystal & Company, Gallagher, Gamma Iota Sigma, The Hartford, InspiraWork, The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation, The Insurance Supper Club, Kennedys CMK, St. John’s University, Sompo International, Swiss Re, TigerRisk Partners, WING, Willis Towers Watson, Zurich

Rhonda Barnat

Managing Director, Abernathy MacGregor

Jessica Ortiz

Partner, MoloLamken LLP

Anthony Nastasi

Director, Lombardi Associates

Jeff Gallimore

Director of Operations and Business Transformation, Zurich

Joanna Young

Partner, Kennedys CMK

Rebecca Braitling

Founding Partner, InspiraWork, LLC

Poyee Chiu

Founding Partner, InspiraWork, LLC