Women’s Leadership Series: Desiree Day

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.

Desiree Day joined National Life Group in April 2013 as an internal sales associate (ISA). While on the Sales Desk she pursued her J.D. from Texas A&M University School of Law. Upon completion of law school, she joined the Advanced Markets team in February of 2019. Desiree is dedicated to educating agents on advanced planning concepts including but not limited to business succession planning, tax planning/ strategy, and estate planning. She specializes in affluent and emerging affluent markets of Premium Finance. In her free time, she loves to cook and has a long-time dream of releasing a cookbook with some of her favorite recipes she’s invented over the years.

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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.

Dawn Lee Minter is the Executive Assistant to the Chairman, CEO & President and Administrative Lead of National Life Group. She is passionate about her chosen profession and is inspired every single day by the people she works beside. As a member of National Life’s Executive Management Team, Dawn believes in balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders through open communication, collaboration and being kind. Not afraid to color outside of the lines, Dawn is an integrator, advisor and anchor.

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Women’s Leadership Series: Wani Chen

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.

Wani was born and raised in Taiwan. Her immigrant background allows her to create a special bond with an expansive and diverse customer population that National Life serves. Her mission is to help others realize their American dream through financial literacy.

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Women’s History Month is here and #We’reStillClimbing….

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.

In January 2021, as Kamala Harris took the oath of office, another glass ceiling was shattered in our country’s history. As the first Woman, first Black American and first South Asian America to be Vice President of the United States, Kamala has lived empowered by the words her late mother, Shyamala Gopalan imparted on her as a young girl:

“Kamala, you may be the first to do many things, but make sure you are not the last.”

If we lean into a theme for Women’s History Month this year, perhaps we can take note from Gopalan’s imparted wisdom. As a collective of Servant Leaders, let’s challenge each other to continue the work to pave a way for progress and help foster a path for others to do the same.

#TogetherWeWIN #BeTheChange #Dogood #Begood #Makegood

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BLACK PHILANTHROPY: CARRYING ON A TRADITION OF COMMUNITY SERVICE

Black History Month was initially conceived by Carter G. Woodson, a Harvard-trained historian, who hoped to raise awareness of Black people’s contributions to civilizations.  The first celebration was held in February 1926 to honor the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.  Negro History Week later became African American History Month when our nation celebrated its bicentennial. 

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