Build connections, network, motivate yourself, build your skills and feel inspired. Do you feel called by any of these goals?
If so, the 2021 Texas Conference for Women is here to help you work towards them. Registration is now open, and the Conference will be held virtually on October 7. (Tip: deadline for registration is October 4.)
To gain insight on the Conference, we spoke with Myrna Estrada, from presenting conference sponsor Liberty Mutual. Estrada is the Senior Vice President and Field Executive at the company’s Plano, TX campus.
During her career, Estrada has spearheaded successful initiatives and is currently involved in several of Liberty Mutual’s innovative employee resource groups. She is the Executive Co-Sponsor of Amigos, Liberty’s employee resource group dedicated to the Hispanic/Latinx Community and allies. She is also on the council for the company’s Men as Allies initiative.
“I can think of many ways that Liberty Mutual’s values align with Texas Conference for Women. Our purpose is to help our employees and customers embrace today and confidently pursue tomorrow. A key component of this mission is our focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion, which includes our employee resource groups, which bring employees together while fostering an inclusive culture. ‘WE@Liberty,’ our women and allies empowerment network, helps attract, empower, and elevate women through equitable opportunities, increasing individual and organizational success.”
“At Liberty, we’re also committed to increasing representation of women and people of color at all levels in the U.S. by 2025. Delivering on this goal means that about one-third of all employees will be people of color and over half will be women. At Liberty we believe in putting people first. That has never been more important than it is today. Liberty Mutual and WE@Liberty prioritize member wellness, tackling topics like burnout, mental health, wellness, the importance of self-care, and more.”
“Liberty Mutual Insurance is proud to return as Presenting Sponsor of this year’s virtual Conference and as a long-time supporter of the largest Conference for women in the state of Texas. Texas Conference for Women provides connection, motivation, networking, inspiration and skill building for thousands of Texas women each year.”
“This year, I am interested in hearing from women about how they are coping with the everyday challenges magnified by the pandemic. Whether it is women who are considered essential workers who haven’t caught a break over the last two years, women who have struggled due to the pay gap, women trying to do their jobs and also care for small children, teach school-age kids, or those that check all the boxes including having elderly parents that they have been so worried about. There is still so much to consider, and so much empathy and flexibility needed as we continue to forge ahead in this ‘new normal.’”
What to Expect
“We can expect the same incredible and relatable agenda with dynamic speakers. As usual, we will touch the minds and hearts of thousands of women. We can expect to discuss current topics (as we always do), but this year, the relevancy is heightened. Many women are in the middle of transition and creating their own, unique new norms. At the event, they will get to connect and network with other women that are navigating the same challenges.
Regarding the Virtual Career Fair, all I can say is WOW. We are in the middle of the great resignation, and while that’s difficult for employers, I’m thrilled that women feel empowered to find the right opportunity for them! I also think this is a great opportunity for talent of all backgrounds and for companies who are hiring to think about the importance of hiring employees from all backgrounds and cultures. I’m elated that Liberty Mutual has been on this journey for almost a decade. We are attracting talent because of our inclusive mindset.”
REGISTRATION CLOSES OCTOBER 4!
Gracie Watt is the Editorial Intern at Texas Lifestyle Magazine and a senior at St. Edward’s University in Austin, studying Journalism. When she’s not writing, Watt enjoys singing, playing the guitar and doing volunteer work. @graciethatgirl