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NAIFA Talent Development Center's 8th Annual Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Symposium includes four hours of programming that focuses on providing an update on how specific segments of the agent and advisor workforce are faring in a post-pandemic America.
The overall goal of NAIFA's DEI initiative is to ensure that the agent and advisor workforce is reflective of a rapidly changing Main Street America and prepared to serve and protect the American population with risk protection and investment products.
The 8th Annual DEI Symposium presents sessions from the lens of how agents and advisors can better utilize political engagement to further advance their practice. Additionally, the sessions will gauge the extent to which we are making progress in bringing more advisors into the industry.
NAIFA's first DEI Symposium was held in May 2017. Since that time, NAIFA has hosted at least one symposium each year.
During the pandemic, the DEI Symposium took on a virtual format. The initial purpose of the symposium was to provide participants with a forum to discuss strategies for creating and promoting diversity in the insurance and financial services industry. The program also serves as a resource for insurance and financial professionals as part of NAIFA's mission to provide financial security for all Americans.
The symposia have featured notable keynotes from industry professionals and DEI experts, and panel discussions featuring our members and advocacy partners. Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is part of NAIFA's 2025 Strategic Plan.