CAHU Women's Leadership Summit 2020

Wed, August 05 2020, 1:00 PM - Fri, August 07 2020, 1:00 PM [PST]

221 N Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, NV, 89145, United States

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Wed, August 05 2020, 1:00 PM - Fri, August 07 2020, 1:00 PM [PST]

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Join us as we introduce a fresh new format for female leaders, specifically focused on the unique challenges and opportunities that abound for women in this business.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About the Organizer

The need for an event focused on gathering existing and potential women leaders in our industry to help develop, grow and encourage likeminded individuals is critical as the industry shifts and expands. The ultimate goal of this event is to build and grow networks and to deliver actionable insights to women in leadership roles about how to become better leaders, employers, employees and how to lift others – both male and female -to do the same.

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Event Speakers

Amira Alvarez
Founder & CEO of The Unstoppable Woman

Amira Alvarez is the Founder and CEO of The Unstoppable Woman, a global coaching company helping thousands of driven women in the workplace, entrepreneurs, and self-employed professionals achieve their financial breakthrough, live their best lives, and become the unstoppable woman they know themselves to be. As someone who has made a quantum leap (going from barely making 6-figures to making $700k in one year) and has lived to tell about it, she knows exactly what mindset shifts and tactical actions are required to get out of your own way, master the art of success, and gain the confidence and freedom to keep growing. The strategies she used to achieve this growth are the same strategies she uses with her clients, helping them double, triple, and even five times their income in less than a year, cross the 7-figure mark, and become truly unstoppable in their lives and businesses. Amira has served individuals in a wide range of industries including real estate, business consulting, the arts, coaching, law, medicine as well as leaders in corporate positions. When she's not helping others, she's continuing to say "yes" to her own growth and stays 100% committed to being unstoppable in her own life and business.

Amy Evans
President, Colibri Insurance Services

Amy Evans is President of Colibri Insurance Services, a boutique health insurance agency that simplifies employee benefits for employers. She also uses her expertise in the health insurance industry and the health insurance broker market to consult on a variety of projects. Prior to establishing her agency in 2015, Amy served as a Vice President in the Employee Benefits division of Leavitt Insurance Services of Los Angeles. She has sixteen years of experience in the insurance industry. Amy earned degrees in English and French from the University of San Francisco. Amy is an active member of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) and ProVisors. She is also a regular contributor to insurance industry publications and was named as one of EBA’s “Top 10 Industry Trendsetters to Watch” in 2016. She is an enthusiastic speaker and social media user and you can find her engaging regularly on a variety of topics including legislative issues, agency management, social media strategies, mindset, communication and relationships.

Cerrina Jensen
Founder, Stellar Stories

Cerrina is a nationally recognized leader in the insurance industry, and a Past President of the Sacramento Association of Health Underwriters. As an AVP Benefits Consultant with CoreMark Insurance, Cerrina helps her clients design and administer custom employee benefit packages that save money, time and headaches, and also serves on the agency’s marketing team. Cerrina founded Stellar Stories in 2019, as a compliment to her benefits practice, and consults with employers, business groups, and civic organizations to deliver leadership and management training, dynamic communications and programs, and process management support services. Cerrina is also a longtime Executive Board member of CAHU.org, and has been honored with many local, state and national awards for her leadership and consumer advocacy. She’s currently serving as CAHU’s VP of Professional Development, as well as Chair of NAHU’s national Chapter Leadership Development Committee. In 2018, she was appointed by Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones to the CA DOI Licensing Curriculum Board. On a personal note, Cerrina grew up in the Bay Area and transplanted to the Sacramento area in 1994. Cerrina and her husband Aaron have two adult children and two adorable fur babies.

Emma Fox
Chief Operating Officer, E-Powered Benefits

Emma is the Chief Operating Officer at E-Powered Benefits; a benefits consulting firm designed to deliver high performance health plans while staying committed to industry-wide transparency. Emma has been an outspoken advocate for cost and healthcare quality transparency using analytics, referenced based pricing, and a consultative approach with clients and colleagues alike but most of all, she is dedicated giving a voice to healthcare consumers and dispelling the myths associated with non-traditional health care solutions. She is the founder of Empowered Leadership; an organization dedicated to growing the confidence and capabilities of leaders in perceived minority groups. While residing in Portland, Oregon, she stays busy with her two children, enjoys cooking, writing, and traveling.

Elisabeth Mack
Founder, Holistic Caring

Elisabeth Mack, RN, BSN, MBA founded Holistic Caring in 2016 as a concierge medical cannabis consultation service helping educate, guide, and support patients with product choices, dosages, and timing. Elisabeth professionalizes medical cannabis by equipping professionals and providers to have these conversations as part of everyday life, and general patient care. She educates, equips, and inspires others to bridge the gap between traditional and cannabis medicine through supportive care and programs. Elisabeth is a CE education provider for the Board of Registered Nursing training others to approach cannabis by emphasizing holistic and functional medicine. Elisabeth’s background includes a decade in hospitals where she specialized in psychiatry, diabetes, and medical units. Elisabeth spent the 20 years prior to Holistic Caring in operations and sales management of several health insurance carriers (RSM of Anthem Blue Cross until 2015) and believes cannabinoid medicine offers our best chance at healing, comfort, and wholeness in a more holistic, economical, and empowering way. Elisabeth earned an MBA in Healthcare Administration, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. She is a member of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians, and on the Board of the American Cannabis Nurses Association.

Lisa Hutcherson
West Territory Enrollment Manager, Aflac

A proven Sales Leader with a strong track record of building Sales Channels. A unique background in Voluntary Benefits & Broker partnerships that contribute to an excellent benefit sales/strategy within the Employee Benefits Market. Known as a builder of teams and developing strong long term client relationships; Has served as a contributing member of Aflac's National Advisory Board, Sacramento Association of Health Underwriters Executive Board and John Maxwell Certified Trainer, Coach and Speaker.

Jenna Phillips Ballard
Founder, Ascension Leadership Academy

I was born and raised in a small ski village in Northern California. I moved around quite a bit with my family to beautiful places like Lake Tahoe and Carmel By-The-Sea. After waking up from a head trauma induced coma during my senior year of high school, I worked hard to live independently and moved to Los Angeles to attend college. I continued my college studies in Spain before returning to Southern California, where I have lived as an entrepreneur for the last 16 years. After living in Spain, I returned to Los Angeles and became a personal trainer and life coach for celebrity and high profile clients. For most of my professional life, I have been an independent contractor or self employed. In 2011, I began studying emotional intelligence and human behavior. In 2016, my husband and I opened Ascension Leadership Academy in San Diego, CA and together, we have coached thousands of students in bettering their lives. I am also an online coach for thousands of women all over the world.

Lori Taylor
Entrepreneur

Lori Taylor is a highly sought after marketing veteran with a special focus on direct response. During her 20 years at RR Donnelley (the largest direct marketer in the United States), she won the Direct Marketing Association’s prestigious Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards. She has also been named a Forbes Top 50 Social Media Power Influencer and Forbes Top 20 Female Social Media Influencer. Empowering other women to succeed in business and life, Lori is active and many female focused groups Such as being a founding board member in Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED). Speaking on stages like the annual CAHU Women in Leadership Summit, Lori has been honored to share the stage with people such as Kathy Ireland, Michael Eisner, Brian Tracy, Les Brown and many others. In 2009, Lori founded REV Media Marketing, a unique direct marketing agency that specializes in integrating media channels including email, search engine marketing, social media, and traditional direct mail. She has served as a collaborative business partner or strategic business consultant to Microcenter, Derek Jeter, Tony Robbins, Natalie Jill Fitness, Kevin Harrington, Disabled American Veterans, Jane Fonda, Urban Zen (Donna Karan’s foundation), COPS television Series, American Institute for Cancer Research, and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to name a few. Before launching her pet project TruPet llc in 2014, after losing her Great Dane to cancer. Trupet llc, went on to be honored by INC 500 as the #39th fastest growing in America in 2018. She then successfully sold the business to Better Choice Company, a publicly traded company in which she is the largest shareholder on the board. Her passions now are raising her 5 children, working with her 10 horses to provide equine therapy for emotional healing, and completing plans for her animal sanctuary. Considered an expert in emotional intelligence, leadership skills and marketing, please get ready to laugh harder than you ever have while learning how to be the best version of you so you really can have it all.

Natalie Jill
Author, Coach

Natalie Jill can best be described as a creative, go getting, sales genius with intuitive superpowers. Her intuition allows her to reach inside one’s soul and empower them so much so that they are able to believe in themselves. Natalie helps women in their forties and fifties age and reverse so they can level up in their life. It’s really about mindset and the stories people tell themselves. Natalie is the dragon slayer of fat. She kills F.A.T. which stands for false assumed truth.

Stephanie Berger
Principal, COO, Collaborative Insurance Solutions

Christal Doyle
Principal Advisor, King & Cradle Benefits

Victoria Clayton-Alexander
Editor, CalBroker Magazine

In the late 1990s, Victoria spent a couple of years working with Kate Kinkade, CLU, the founding editor of California Broker magazine. She left the magazine and pursued other writing endeavors, including contributing to The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Times magazine, The Atlantic and many other publications. Along with freelance writing, in 2017 Victoria took editorship of Cal Broker and Insurance Insider weekly e-newsletter. In addition, Victoria is an adjunct professor of communications at California Lutheran University, where she teaches writing for media. Victoria is a former U.S. Army Reserves public affairs specialist and holds an MA from Missouri School of Journalism.

Linda Lalande
Editorial Assistant/Marketing, CalBroker Magazine

For more than 20 years, Linda worked with some of the most powerful leaders in the insurance industry -- including Leonard Schaeffer, CEO of WellPoint; Jay Gellert, CEO of Health Net and Denny Weinberg, WellPoint exec and CEO of Hixme. In 2019, Linda joined Cal Broker in a dual editorial/marketing position. She’s been a writer/editor and photographer for 30 years and has won some 32 regional and national awards for editorial excellence. She holds an MFA from University of Montana.

Jennifer Butcher-Lowery
Upstate Marketing & Retention Manager, Alpine Agency

Megan Chiarello
Bottom Line Solutions

Megan Chiarello is a versatile marketing leader who works with growing organizations to shape brand identify and craft profitable go-to-market strategies. Prior to joining Bottom Line Solutions, Megan held marketing leadership positions in benefits technology. She then branched out on her own as a marketing consultant for NextGen Benefit Firms and industry start-ups, including SHRM Broker Finder and Benezon. Megan’s vast experience extends across sales and marketing roles in the employer healthcare industry. With expertise in product launches, campaign development, event programming and content marketing, Megan develops integrated strategies for demand generation. During her tenure in the benefits technology space, Megan was a key member of the senior leadership team that poised the company for a highly successful acquisition in 2016. As the Marketing Director for Bottom Line Solutions, Megan works with the executive team to develop an integrated brand strategy and to lead marketing initiatives for product positioning, member engagement and customer acquisition. Megan graduated from the University of North Florida with her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a double minor in Communications and English. She is a past National Vanguard Council Chair for the National Association of Health Underwriters and an industry speaker who gets her inspiration from the bottom of a Starbucks cup.

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Founder & CEO of The Unstoppable Woman

Amira Alvarez is the Founder and CEO of The Unstoppable Woman, a global coaching company helping thousands of driven women in the workplace, entrepreneurs, and self-employed professionals achieve their financial breakthrough, live their best lives, and become the unstoppable woman they know themselves to be. As someone who has made a quantum leap (going from barely making 6-figures to making $700k in one year) and has lived to tell about it, she knows exactly what mindset shifts and tactical actions are required to get out of your own way, master the art of success, and gain the confidence and freedom to keep growing. The strategies she used to achieve this growth are the same strategies she uses with her clients, helping them double, triple, and even five times their income in less than a year, cross the 7-figure mark, and become truly unstoppable in their lives and businesses. Amira has served individuals in a wide range of industries including real estate, business consulting, the arts, coaching, law, medicine as well as leaders in corporate positions. When she's not helping others, she's continuing to say "yes" to her own growth and stays 100% committed to being unstoppable in her own life and business.

Naama Pozniak
Chief Executive Officer, A+ Insurance Services

2019 Wellness Award-winning Advisor of the Year, Naama O. Pozniak is a creative, globally-minded health insurance strategic advisor, meditation coach, and speaker. She has served the American insurance industry for 30+ years specializing in Healthcare Reform, Employee Benefits, International Travel Insurance, and Medicare. Naama is a mother, yogi, market disruptor, Primordial Sound Meditation instructor (certified by the Chopra Center), Associate Publisher for the Cal Broker magazine, NAHU Region 8 Media Chair, as well as LAAHU’s HUPAC and Media Chairs. She marries her fields of expertise through presentations and speaking events spreading the message of reducing healthcare costs and stress reduction with meditation and yoga. Her mission is to empower other insurance professionals to start practicing and share these techniques with clients, employers, and/or peers.

Tara Driscoll
Sales Executive, Covered California for Small Businesses

Tara Driscoll is a Sales Executive with Covered CA for Small Business, evangelizing the healthcare exchange since 2013. In her 17th year of insurance sales, she has discovered an underwhelming amount of attention to one of the biggest gaps in healthcare and health insurance today, mental health and related health concerns. Tara has begun to demystify the mysteries of mental health and substance abuse and the opportunity we have as sales professionals in health insurance to deliver better information, support and resources to our clients and those in need. Tara has a B.A. in Business Communications from University of California, Berkeley, and has been continuing to enhance her education with business classes at UC Berkeley’s Extension. When she is not spreading the word on opportunities to positively affect change in the mental health abyss, she is playing with her young French bulldog, Raylan, or learning self-defense moves from Krav Maga.

Leilani Quiray
Founder, bethechangeHR

Founder and HR Pro, LeiLani Quiray, has a fiery passion for both Human Resources and philanthropy. With 20 years of HR practitioning in multiple industries at an executive level and philanthropic work, she desired to build a business that was different from your everyday Human Resources consulting firm. be the change HR, Inc., a conscious company and social enterprise, provides fractional HR executive support, strategy and service to businesses in any facet of HR from pre-hire to post-term and everything else that happens in between. "Be the change you wish to see in the world." -M. Ghandi Yup...she's doing just that!