WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP SERIES: DAWN MINTER

This article is part of a series of posts from National Life’s Women’s Inclusion Network. WIN is a concentration of bright and forward-thinking women (and men!) who collaborate on the leadership development, diversification, and empowerment of National Life’s female field affiliates and home office employees. This week we celebrate Dawn and all of our incredible Administrative Leaders and Professionals in honor of and in tribute to Administrative Professionals’ Month.

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Women’s Leadership Series: Kristin Cook

Brought to you by the Women’s Inclusion Network (WIN) this Women’s Leadership Series intends to celebrate and acknowledge the contributions of our female leaders here at National Life Group. This year we will be profiling a series of National Life leaders to hear their experiences navigating both life and the financial industry as a woman. Check back for more posts throughout the month of March and beyond.

Kristin Cook is the Head of Life & Annuity New Business and Vice President, Chief Underwriter at National Life Group.  Kristin has been with National Life Group for 18 years, providing seamless service to our customers through underwriting innovation and deep rooted relationship building. Kristin has a passion for leading people and approaches her business with a coach’s mentality – focusing on progress, not perfection. 

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Women’s Leadership Series: Rose Ann McDonald

As we kick off Women’s History Month, the Women’s Inclusion Network (WIN) is bringing back the beloved Women’s Leadership Series to celebrate and acknowledge the contributions of our female leaders here at National Life Group. This year we will be profiling a series of National Life leaders to hear their experiences navigating both life and the financial industry as a woman. Check back for more posts throughout the month of March and beyond.

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Loving on Purpose

I’ve always been very fond of February. The weather is perfect for layering, love is in the air, and my culture’s resiliency is celebrated. This month, I am more intentional about showing love and embracing my blackness. My grandfather reminds me of how important it is to express my love. He never forgets to ask me how someone knows that I love them. Without fail, he answers his own question passionately, “It’s shown by how you spend your time and money because love is an action word.”

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Can You Imagine a Day Without Black History?

This question has a high range of difficulty, but I will try to answer…It is a particularly hard task because there are so many undocumented inventions by Black Men and Women that were assumed by the inventor’s slave masters.

Slaves were not considered American citizens and laws at the time prevented them from applying for or holding property, including patents. In 1857, the U.S. Commissioner of Patents officially ruled that slave inventions couldn’t be patented. During the 17th and 18th centuries, America was experiencing rapid economic growth. Black inventors were major contributors during this era – even though most did not obtain any of the benefits associated with their inventions since they could not receive patent protection. (a)

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