Link USA New York Pride Month Celebration Event

Link-USA: LGBTQ+ Insurance Network is celebrating their first Pride Month as an organization in big ways!

Chris Reilly, the co-chair of Link-USA, was set up at the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation‘s Inclusion in Insurance Global Conference in New York City on June 13th-15th, getting the word out about Link-USA and its mission to make insurance the industry of choice for the LGBTQ+ community. The conference brings together incredible DEI thought leaders and professionals from across the insurance landscape to share their stories and provide insights on how to make the industry more inclusive.

In conjunction with the conference, the New York Chapter of Link-USA held a Pride Month Celebration event at The Dickens LGBTQ+ Cocktail Bar on the evening of June 14th. The event included a frank and powerful conversation lead by Claudia Brind-Woody, Managing Director at IBM, who had spoken earlier in the day at the IICF conference. She shared her own story as an out member of the LGBTQ+ community and reminded the attendees of the importance of being visible in the face of ongoing challenges to LGBTQ+ rights. “Business moves at the speed of trust,” Claudia said. As such, we should feel empowered to bring our whole selves to our work with the support of our employers and colleagues.

Link-USA and the New York Chapter steering committee thank all who attended for their support, energy, and passion. Special thanks are also extended to the event sponsors: Newfront and Sompo