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Mar 24
Business and Diversity Expert to Address Big ‘I’

Avis.jpgDr. Avis Jones-DeWeever will address the Big “I” Diversity Task Force, leadership and members at a special event during the annual Legislative Conference.


Jones-DeWeever is a career reinvention strategist, diversity consultant and women’s empowerment expert. She is the founder of Exceptional Leadership Institute for Women, a global personal and professional development firm, and president of Incite Unlimited, a Washington, D.C.-based boutique consulting firm that specializes in diversity consulting, communication strategy and research.


“We are honored to announce that Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever will address our association on the importance of inclusion and diversity in the ‘Inclusion Revolution,’” says Juan Padron, Big “I” Diversity Task Force chairman and owner of the SafeGuard Insurance Agency in McAllen, Texas. “Her insight is imperative to our changing industry, and we look forward to her presentation.”


As part of the Big “I” Diversity Task Force’s event, “The Inclusion Revolution: How to Maximize the Power of America’s Future in Your Business Today,” Jones-DeWeever will discuss how understanding the power of diversity in business is more than just the right thing to do—it’s the fiscally sound thing to do. The event will take place on Friday, April 15 at noon ET in the Congressional Ballroom B, Ballroom Level in the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel.


The Diversity Task Force, which is hosting the forum, is a cooperative industry group comprised of Big “I” agents and brokers; members of groups representing Latin-American, African-American and Asian-American agents; and 11 leading insurance companies.


“Minorities, women and younger people continue to be underrepresented in the independent agency system—particularly among agency principals,” says Madelyn Flannagan, Big “I” vice president of agent development, education and research. “The Diversity Task Force, with its mission of fostering a profitable independent agency force that reflects, represents and capitalizes on the opportunities of the diverse U.S. population, continues to provide valuable solutions as our industry works to make strides in the right direction.”


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