Search Firm Insider Tips & Perspectives: Landing Your Board Seat | Women in the Boardroom

Recorded webinar

Search Firm Insider Tips & Perspectives: Landing Your Board Seat

Despite recent progress in achieving gender diversity within the industry, we continue to see virtual stagnation for women in terms of their participation in corporate boards. But what can women do to increase their visibility and gain a seat at the table? Our webinar with forward-thinking industry leader Margaret Resce Milkint gives us insight into what she has learned in the trenches. Takeaways include:

  • Learn more about the key qualities and experiences corporate boards are looking for when vetting new directors
  • Discuss how women can leverage an executive search firm to gain visibility and facilitate board placement
  • Understand the importance of self-promotion, networking and self-branding in increasing visibility and gaining a corporate board seat


Margaret Resce Milkint

Date & Time

April 13, 2017
12:00 PM ET

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Margaret Resce Milkint

Margaret Resce Milkint

Managing Partner of The Jacobson Group

Margaret Resce Milkint is Managing Partner of The Jacobson Group and leads the firm’s U.S. Executive Search practice. She handles executive management and actuarial searches on a global basis in the areas of life, property and casualty, healthcare, reinsurance, and consulting (benefits, life and health, property and casualty) for the organization’s retained search practice. She also plays a significant role in the continued development of the entire organization as a member of Jacobson’s Executive Management Team. Margaret is a key player in establishing cross-border relationships and broadening the firm’s global reach.

Margaret joined the firm more than 25 years ago and has successfully completed search engagements, including Board of Director members, CEOs, CMOs, CFOs, COOs, CIOs, CROs, Chief Underwriters and Chief Actuaries. Her domestic and international search expertise encompasses disciplines such as actuarial, analytics, underwriting, risk, finance and investment, legal, IT, start-ups, sales and marketing, and claims.

As the co-founder of the Women’s Insurance Networking Group (WING), Margaret is a champion of diversity and inclusion in leadership in the insurance industry. WING was launched as a platform for networking among the insurance industry’s female leaders and enlightened males, those who understand the importance of diversity and inclusion in leadership in the insurance industry. Margaret is also the U.S. Committee Chair for The Insurance Supper Club, a network of senior women in the insurance industry that provides a forum to meet, network and debate business issues while seeking to inspire the next generations of leaders in the industry and the community as a whole.

Margaret’s expertise on career and recruiting issues is widely-recognized throughout the industry. She was most recently called upon to share her perspectives with NAMIC Insurance Magazine, Best’s Review, and Carrier Management. She further communicates her insights with the industry through bylined articles; these were most recently featured in AIRROC Magazine, IASA Interpreter and AMCOMP. Margaret is also called on to speak at many regional and national conferences, including National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC), Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI), Society of Actuaries (SOA) and the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS).

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