Do You Know What It Takes To Get Ahead In Your Company?

Women of SIFM is a newly formed group within the 57 year old Society of Insurance Financial Management. It provides female insurance executives a supportive environment in which to learn, share and deepen their understanding of the skills necessary to succeed in today’s competitive, constantly evolving, global environment.

The Women of the SIFM provides opportunities to build one’s network and foster meaningful relationships, to encourage an open dialogue among members including providing advice on leadership behaviors, alternative issue resolution and support in advancing and enriching each other’s career.

Meetings are scheduled quarterly in January, May, July and November and are held at locations in the Metro New York area. To minimize disruption of attendees’ workday, meetings are held early morning. Each meeting includes breakfast and networking opportunities followed by a program. CPE credits are offered to participants who qualify.

Women of SIFM



October 24, 2018




SIFM Members: Free
Guests: $10


Registration, Networking, Light Breakfast 8:15-9:00 am
Program 9 – 10 am


Bo Young Lee
Global Diversity & Inclusion Leader
Marsh LLC


How Diversity Drives Innovation
Everyone wants to be thought of as innovative. However, true innovation requires a great deal of thoughtful effort, getting comfortable with the uncomfortable and a determination to ensure all voices within an organization are heard.

The insurance industry has begun to address the need for greater innovation, while recognizing that it can only be created by incorporating the experience and thinking of a diverse workforce.

Bo Young Lee will describe how to harness a diverse workforce to drive creativity and innovation on your teams and in your companies.

According to Bo, “Organizations in the insurance industry are increasingly creating more open forum dialogues and crowd sourcing ideas.”

She will discuss the challenges that are stifling insurance innovation and the remedies that successful organizations are using to drive innovation.


Executive Presence: Do You Have It? Can You Get It?
Autumn Networking: Chocolate and Wine
Panel Discussion on Career Journeys
You Too, Need a Financial Plan
When Women Thrive, Businesses Thrive
Can’t We All Get Along? Navigating Generational Clashes at Work
Getting Ahead by Being Politically Savvy
Influencing for Leaders
Getting Ahead at Your Company
Creating Your Personal Brand

Women of SIFM

Women of SIFM Steering Committee

Elaine Lehnert
Steering Committee Chair
Managing Director
Ankura Consulting GroupLorna Beebe
Divisional AVP, Mergers & Acquisitions
Great American Insurance Company

Loredana Curcio-Gronock
AVP Tax Compliance Renaissance
Reinsurance US Inc.

Deborah Rybicki Dietz
Senior Manager
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP

Laurie Harris
Michele Landon
Tax Director
Jayme Lazaro
Johnson Lambert LLP
Lizélle Pell
Starr Insurance Holdings, Inc

Membership in SIFM is not required for Women of SIFM meetings, but we encourage all to join to enjoy the full benefits of SIFM membership.