The event celebrated women in the insurance industry and was planned and executed by female team members at Maryland Auto.
Maryland Auto Insurance hosted its second annual Women’s Conference for female insurance professionals Oct. 18 at the Marriott Courtyard hotel in Baltimore, MD, where Maryland Lt. Gov. Aruna Miller was the keynote speaker.
The event celebrated women in the insurance industry and was planned and executed by female team members at Maryland Auto. The conference also provided developmental opportunities for female insurance professionals in Maryland.
The lieutenant governor shared her insights as the second woman to serve in the role and the first woman of color and immigrant elected to statewide office in Maryland.
“As a transportation engineer by trade, I know what it's like to be a woman in a career field that's overwhelmingly male," said Miller. "That's why I applaud the work of Maryland Auto in cultivating leadership opportunities for women across the state of Maryland. When we eliminate equity gaps in our workforce, not only do we extend opportunities for individuals from all backgrounds, we create a more dynamic, more competitive and more inclusive economy for all Maryland."
Other sessions included "The Impact of Legislative Decisions on the Insurance Industry" and "Cyber Security, Identity Theft and Protecting Yourself." There was also a panel on female leadership and professional development with Suzanne Thompson, vice president/advisor at PSA Insurance & Financial Services; Lynda Perry, Maryland Auto board member and founder and CEO of United Medical Care LLC; and Susan Wilgus, owner of Wilgus Insurance Agency & Financial Services.
In addition, as October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a representative from Medstar Health gave a presentation on women’s health and breast cancer awareness.