Women Executives in Workers’ Compensation Inaugural Event

Thank you to everyone who participated in our first WEIWC conference!

After 18 months of brainstorming and planning, the Women Executives in Workers’ Compensation (WEIWC) hosted their inaugural conference as a precursor to the 2014 National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo in Las Vegas — and what a success it was! Over 100 thought leaders from across the industry attended the event, and the energy and feedback generated has been extraordinarily positive.

Artemis Emslie, myMatrixx President and WEIWC Founder, attributes the event’s success to the group’s board members who shared her vision of creating a think tank for leaders who are committed to discussing challenges and driving change in the workers’ comp industry. This group met and collaborated several times over the past year and a half to define the group’s mission, charter and action plans on how to accomplish WEIWC’s goals of sharing ideas across all areas of the industry and of mentoring future female leaders.

“Throughout my career I have had the great fortune of being surrounded by influential leaders – both men and women. I am indebted to those who have shared their time, talents and industry knowledge with me. The idea for WEIWC was formed in recognition of the positive impact of these mentors and from my desire to pay it forward and continue the tradition of guidance and support,” stated Emslie.

The conference included industry insights and an entertaining, informative panel discussion from key leaders who shared their insightful views from the top. A special thank you to:

  • Kimberly George, SVP, Corporate Development, M&A Healthcare, Sedgwick
  • Lisa Hannusch, CEO and Owner, UniMed Direct
  • Shelley Boyce, CEO and Founder, MedRisk
  • Danielle Lisenbey, CEO, Broadspire
  • Eileen Auen, Executive Chairperson, Helios
  • Matrice Ellis-Kirk, Managing Director, RSR Partners

The panel discussion was followed by a Q&A session and lively table discussions from all the attendees on topics ranging from leadership and personal growth to influence and innovation. The event concluded with a networking cocktail reception.