WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP SERIES: Kimberly Y. Evans, JD

I nominate Kimberly Evans to spotlight for Women in the Lead. I first met Kimberly through BUILD in 2021, and as I have formed a relationship with her, I’ve been constantly impressed with her ability to be a natural servant leader. Not only does she have passion and pride for this industry, she also works hard to educate her clients and gives back to her community whenever she can. Kimberly is very involved in partnering with local councilmen and supporting underserved communities in the Dallas-Forth Worth Metroplex, and is a huge proponent of teaching Financial Literacy. Kimberly is the ultimate connector and will make sure you’re always connected with the right people to ensure that everyone can benefit from each other’s skillsets and set up for success.” 
— Senait Menghes, Director of Life & Annuity Operations, National Life Group

Kimberly Evans, JD, MBA is the President and CEO of Purposed Consulting, LLC as well as an EVP of Five Rings Financial. Additionally, Kimberly is currently sitting as Co-Chair of BUILD. Kimberly is a dynamic and purpose-driven leader in both financial services and in the community. As a founding member of the BUILD (Blacks Uplifted In Leadership Development) leadership team, Kimberly brings the values of Do good. Be good. Make good. to all aspects of her life.

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WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP SERIES: Elizabeth MacGowan

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.

Elizabeth has had a front row seat to National Life’s growth and success over the past three decades, and her leadership has greatly contributed to the National Life Group success we celebrate today.

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It wasn’t MY life that flashed before my eyes

I couldn’t imagine a more perfect life for myself other than the life I was currently living.

I had traveled the world as a four-time Olympian. With my soulmate and husband by my side, I marveled at the wonders of life as we raised our three young children to be adventurous, courageous, and strong. I had started a successful career helping others protect their futures.

I couldn’t imagine how much my own life would soon change.

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WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP SERIES: Yvette D. Bright

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.

Yvette D. Bright, elected to the National Life board in 2017, is the president of Brighter Horizon Foundation, whose mission is to support high school students in becoming the first in their family to pursue a four-year college degree or an associate’s degree in the trades.

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WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP SERIES: Carol Carlson

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.

Carol Carlson, elected to the National Life Board in 2016, is a retired partner from the accounting firm of Ernst & Young, LLP, where she served for over 36 years as an audit and accounting specialist working with companies in the insurance industry. Her clients included many of the largest life and annuity writers in the world, as well as many of the largest global property and casualty insurers.

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