Brenda Shelly, Adeola Adele, and Deidre Wright continue their discussion on retaining Black talent and accountability in the insurance industry in the next episode of their podcast. Listen below as these insurance industry veterans talk about attracting talent, retaining talent, holding companies accountable with their diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Listen to the first episode posted previously on the blog here, and look for the third episode coming next week.
Adeola Adele, Adele Law Group, PLLC
Adeola Adele is an attorney and former insurance industry executive with 20 years of combined legal and risk management consulting experience. Adeola left the industry in 2019 to start her solo law firm practice, Adele Law Group, PLLC, where she provides legal counsel and risk management consulting services to non-profit organizations, social enterprises and other mission-driven organizations. Adeola was recognized in 2016 as a Woman to Watch by Business Insurance . She is currently a Board member at Pathfinders Justice Initiative and a member of NonProfit New York’s Government Relations Council.
Deidre Wright, ARMe
Deidre Wright is the CEO of Strategic Stories, helping executives and entrepreneurs brand themselves as industry celebrities; She’s a Board Advisor for Juniper Labs; alumni of Business Insurance, Marsh and Aon; Insurance Supper Club Member and past Co-Chair of San Francisco’s Dive In Fest, NAAIA’s Emerging Leaders Committee and Board Member of RIMS Rising Risk Professionals.
Brenda A. Shelly
Managing Director, Marsh JLT Specialty
Marsh & McLennan Companies
Brenda is a seasoned broker, client advisor and business development professional, with deep brokerage and risk management expertise, currently managing F500, IPO, and M&A clients, including their Claims Management, Directors & Officers Liability and other Financial Lines. Prior to her current role, Brenda served for five years as Marsh’s D&O Product Leader, Chairman of FINPRO’s Global Advisory Board and its Global Content Leader. Before that, she was FINPRO’s Pacific North Growth Leader, Bay Area Practice Leader, National Technology Leader and National IPO Leader.