Allianz Life Supports Women in Financial Services with 5th Annual WOMENETWORK Symposium Event Features Top Women Leaders in Retirement Planning Business Wire MINNEAPOLIS -- April 24, 2013 Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life^®) is sponsoring its fifth annual WOMENETWORK^® Symposium that harnesses the company’s insights into the women’s market while highlighting top women leaders in retirement planning. Those invited to the Symposium hear powerful findings from the company’s extensive retirement research, including the new 2013 Women, Money & Power Study*, as well as information about innovative financial product offerings. “Our latest Women, Money and Power Study tells us that women have a strong interest in learning about financial and retirement planning, but need more help with translating financial material and getting fully engaged in the planning process,” said Sherri Du Mond, senior vice president of Distribution Training for Allianz Life. “The WOMENETWORK symposium gives top women financial professionals the opportunity to connect and explore the most effective ways to help clients build more confidence about their financial future.” Held April 24-26 in Minneapolis, the WOMENETWORK Symposium features a best practices panel by top women producers, marketing and networking sessions, and presentations to help these financial professionals build their practice, focusing on retirement planning strategies and improving bottom-line performance. Nearly 50 top women financial professionals from across the United States attend the WOMENETWORK Symposium. This year, the event is highlighted by keynote speaker Stephen J. Harvill, who will share insights on the power of strategic simplicity via a dynamic, multimedia, interactive learning experience. Through the WOMENETWORK Symposium, Allianz Life works to strengthen the community of women financial professionals and their ability to assist their clients in achieving financial objectives. Although only 38% of women reported having a financial professional in the latest Women, Money & Power Study, the majority (77%) who work with one said they were more confident and prepared for their financial future. Allianz Life Focuses on Women Leaders Beyond its commitment to learn about women’s financial needs and serve as a leader in understanding the “women’s market,” Allianz Life embraces women in leadership as part of its corporate culture. At Allianz Life, women leaders are supported and encouraged at all levels with more than one-third of its top leadership roles held by women. The GROW Employee Resource Group, which stands for Grow and Retain Outstanding Women, was launched in 2011 to enhance career development for women at Allianz Life as well as engage employees on women’s issues through awareness and education. Employees have cited the GROW group as one reason why Allianz Life was cited as one of FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work for in 2013. The company also maintains a strong presence from women leaders within the organization. In addition to the four female members of the nine-person Executive Leadership Group, more than 30 percent of the company’s Senior Leadership Group is comprised of women. About Allianz Life Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, one of FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2013, has been keeping its promises since 1896. Today, it carries on that tradition, helping Americans achieve their retirement income and protection goals with a variety of annuities and life insurance products. As a leading provider of fixed index annuities, Allianz Life is part of Allianz SE, a global leader in the financial services industry with 142,000 employees worldwide. More than 78 million private and corporate customers rely on Allianz knowledge, global reach, and capital strength to help them make the most of financial opportunities. *The 2013 Allianz Life Women, Money & Power Study was conducted by Larson Research + Strategy in December 2012 with more than 2,000 women, ages 25-75, with household income of $30,000/year or higher. The results presented represent the percentage of the women who responded to each respective question or set of questions. Contact: Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America Sara Thurin Rollin, 763-765-6703 email@example.com
Allianz Life Supports Women in Financial Services with 5th Annual WOMENETWORK Symposium
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