Women in Leadership

IRI’s Women’s in Leadership Initiative was established in 2021 and provides opportunities for networking and education through shared experiences and story telling to promote the advancement and inclusion of women in the finance industry. We are building a community to share business opportunities and challenges, learn and exchange ideas, and, personally grow and provide support.

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Webinar: From an Idea to a Movement: Choosing Self-Confidence + Finding Our Strengths

This virtual event, held in December 2023, explained why people can’t be confident until they fully understand what makes them uniquely strong. Lisa Sun, founder and CEO of the lifestyle and fashion company GRAVITAS and Andrew Farrell, Senior Vice President, Retirement Sales Retirement Division, Symetra Financial shared their insights and personal experiences on how to make our unconscious gifts conscious and how to share them with those around us.

The recording of this session is no longer available.


Women in Leadership Symposium 2023

Panelists discussed a range of topics including working across generations, diversification of leadership and board access, male allyship, and mental health in the workplace. We are pleased to provide a recorded version of the Symposium.


Our inaugural event featured industry leaders discussing a variety of perspectives on important topics such as championing and energizing women through their career path and in the workplace, navigating your career path, being authentic and advantages of being a woman in financial industry. We are pleased to provide a recorded version of the Symposium.

What Makes a Great Leader?

IRI engaged a graphic artist to capture key concepts covered during the 2022 and 2023 Symposiums.  Ideas captured from our panelist conversations will be used as we consider future topics for our WIL programming.


Webinar: Ditching Imposter Syndrome

The Ditching Imposter Syndrome virtual event offered insights on why Imposter Syndrome happens, how to spot the warning signs, and techniques to combat it.  Clare Josa, Author of Ditching Imposter Syndrome, and Melissa Kivett, Managing Director, Head of Enterprise Strategic Relationship Management, Prudential Financial shared their leadership and expertise on this topic.