Ako Insurance Consulting

Conference Speakers

Master of Ceremony

Myshell Gresham
Vice President
Partnership Engagement - Western Region, Ascot Group

Keynote Speakers

Attack the Glass

Nzinga Shaw
President & CEO
Attack the Glass, LLC

Why Black Women?

Jeanette Kilo-Smith
Head of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging
Zurich North America

Workshop Facilitators

Rooted in Sisterhood: A Conversation for Women Who Are Deeply Devoted to Genuine Connection

Tiffany Ellis
Pods & PR, HealSh**, My Daughter's Keeper

Sisterhood is an authentic relationship between sisters rooted in honesty, love, commitment, forgiveness and all the things that make relationships meaningful but our experiences impact the way we operate in relationship. Navigating trauma, self-love, imposter syndrome, corporate America and all the things can feel like a lot. Because of this, answering the call to sisterhood can sometimes feel impossible. During this two-hour interactive session, we will hold space to reflect on the ways in which we root ourselves in relationship and connect the elements of truth, experience and expectation to redefine our commitment to sisterhood. We are communal people who thrive in relationship. We need each other. This session will prepare you to show up for yourself and your sisters and take sisterhood to the next level.

What If?

Lacrecia Cade
President & CEO
What-If Collective Company

It’s time to stop just talking about it – let’s be about it! In this interactive workshop we will imagine what we can do with our individual and collective superpowers as Black Women of the insurance industry and walk away with a set of S.M.A.R.T. goals that can change the industry as we know it.  We will through feelings of doubt, inadequacy, and fear to the wind and use our resilience, courage and strength to set the stage for what’s next.  There are no limits on what we can imagine therefore there are no limits as to what we can do!

Power Lunch Panel Discussion

Natalie Plumlee

Vice President, North American Accident & Health Claims, Chubb

Erin Parker

Vice President, Deputy CI Manager, Middle Market, Chubb

Patience Noah

Agency Owner, Patience Noah Insurance Agency

Rebekah Ratliff

Mediator / Arbitrator, JAMS

Brenda Cogdell

Director, Risk and Safety Division, Hillsborough County, Florida

Imposter Syndrome: Stop Telling Black Women They Have It and Why Are You Claiming It?

Cammie Lanouette
Managing Counsel, ESIS

Branding Session


President & CEO
Attack the Glass, LLC

Authenticity Sponsor

BWII Sponsor

Sisterhood Conference 2023

The Real Deal

February 22-24, 2023

Embassy Suites by Hilton Downtown Convention Center
513 South Florida Avenue, Tampa, FL 33602