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Women in Insurance & Financial Services has attracted a top-flight list off backers for the WIFS National Conference it’s holding this week in Louisville, Kentucky.

WIFS started the three-day event today.

Before the conference started, organizers predicted the event would attract about 400 attendees, with about 40% having roots in insurance, 40% have roots in financial planning, and about 20% coming from related fields, such as accounting, banking or investment management.

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Prudential Financial Inc. is serving as the top-level “Leadership Circle” sponsor.

Other top sponsors of the event, and individual event components, include Penn Mutual, Ameritas, Lincoln Financial, National Life Group, the Wise Group, Nationwide Mutual, and MassMutual.

The conference agenda als includes a session by Karry Ballinger, an LTC planning strategist with Inertia Advisor Service Group, on tax-advantaged long-term care planning, and a session by Larry Schneider of the Disability Insurance Resource Center on breaking into the individual income protection market.

Many of the other speakers are talking about topics such as networking and leadership development.

Liz Weber presented a session today on her strategy for developing volunteer teams.

Kristen Rampe will talk tomorrow about techniques she has learned as the founder of Slide Deck Improv, an improv-based presentation and communication skills firm.

“You might want to come if you’re the kind of person who’s ever felt caught off-guard by a question that someone has asked you,’ Rampe said, in a teaser video for her WIFS session.

Resources

A WIFS conference schedule, which includes links to teaser videos for many of the sessions, is available here.

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