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Digital Insurance's 2017 Women in Insurance Leadership forum was held Sept. 13 and 14 in Chicago. The day-long event celebrated this year's winners of the Women in Insurance Leadership award, and featured a day of sessions on professional development and digital strategy in insurance.
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Editor in chief Nathan Golia kicked off the event discussing the insurance industry's unique opportunity to help people and businesses rebuild after recent hurricanes.
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He was joined by co-emcee Nicole Michaels, principal for EY, who related her belief in the value of the program to help women prosper in the insurance industry.
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Kim Berwanger, responsible for the ground-up rearchitecturing of Brighthouse Financial, receives her award.
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Nationwide's Tammy Craig was honored for her accomplishments refining IT across several business units.
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Michaele James of CSAA receives her award for her work consolidating the carrier's IT environment.
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Mojgan Lefebvre of Liberty Mutual received her award based on her IT architecture work and promotion of women in technology and insurance.
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Allstate's Ginger Purgatorio, seen here accepting her award, was responsible for one of the first UBI mobile apps in insurance.
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Linda Roubinek of Grange receives her award. Read how the customer experience leader is changing the way Grange thinks about products.
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Susan Sachatello, CUNA Mutual, receives her award after being recognized for creating a new direct-to-consumer brand inside the life insurer.
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Dawn Sly-Terpstra of Grinnell Mutual receives her award.
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Larissa Tosch, who has overseen several core conversions as CIO of Glatfelter Insurance, receives her award.
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The winners in attendance.
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Deb Smallwood, SMA (far left) moderated a panel discussion following the award ceremony with Roubinek, Sly-Terpstra, and James.
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Join us for next year's WIL forum, Oct, 29-30 at Swissotel Chicago.

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