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Invitation to women’s development series

Speaker: Allison Towlson

A series that promotes professional development opportunities for women in Bermuda continues this month with a number of seminars featuring speakers with experience in the local and international business environments.

The Bermuda Insurance Institute is hosting the Women’s Development Series, and sessions this month include A Woman’s Role in Gender Diversity, 10 Things I Wish I Knew Earlier In My Career and Change is Difficult. Not Changing is Fatal — A Woman’s Perspective. The sessions will be presented by industry leaders such as Caroline Foulger, chairwoman of the Bermuda Business Development Agency, and Allison Towlson and Judy Gonsalves, who both work for Chubb.

“Female professionals can benefit from the knowledge and experience of all the women presenters who have had long careers within the re/insurance industry and are able to provide their insight,” said the BII in a statement.

The first two sessions, Communicating with Confidence, Assertiveness and Authority, presented by Kim Wilkerson of XL Catlin, and Professional Branding led by Kathleen Reardon of Hamilton Re, were very well received with spaces selling out quickly. However, the BII said there are still spaces available for the upcoming seminars.

The BII noted: “Although designed for female professionals the information provided can add value to male professionals as well. Topics as communication, leadership, and gender diversity are covered from a women’s perspective for the benefit of all attendees.”

The dates for this month’s sessions are May 18, 19, 26, 30 and 31.

Most of the lunchtime seminars will take place at the BII premises at Sofia House, on Church Street. The sessions are open to attendees from any industry. To register visit the website www.bii.bm, or call 295-1596.