New York City and Westchester Branches Teach Girls Career and Financial Planning
Chubb’s Westchester and New York City branches continued their support of local Girls, Inc. affiliates of the national not-for-profit
organization that inspires girls to be Strong Smart and Bold.
The Westchester branch was the key sponsor in 2009 and 2010 of "A Man Is Not a Financial Plan," a Girls Inc. of Westchester
County financial literacy conference that helped some 300 high school girls, their mothers and guardians plan for a financially
In addition, the branch was the 2011 and 2012 presenting sponsor of "Power of the Purse," Girl's Inc. of Westchester's signature
fund raising event. The activity drew 400 participants including Westchester girls, their mothers and guardians and included
a live auction of handbags designed especially for the event in honor of some of Westchester's most successful female leaders
or "purse-o-nalities" ─ Jean Chatzky, NBC-TV Today Show financial advisor; New York State Senator Andrea Stewart Cousins;
CNBC Financial Correspondent Sharon Epperson, and the fashion entrepreneur, Eileen Fisher. Twenty-six Chubb women from Chubb's
Westchester, Long Island, Warren and New York City offices took part.
Kathleen Tierney, Chief Operating Officer of Chubb Personal Insurance, urged guests to "loosen their purse strings," as all
proceeds from the bidding support Girls Inc. of Westchester programs. The event raised some $150,000 for the charity.
On behalf of its Women's Development Committee, Chubb's New York City branch also got involved with the organization, hosting
a career workshop for 15 high-school aged members of Girls Inc. of New York City, in 2012. The program sought to introduce
the girls to new women role models from Chubb who would share their academic, personal and professional experiences, as well
as career opportunities within the insurance industry.
"Girls Inc.'s mission aligns well with that of the Women's Development Council to 'Reach Up, Reach Down, Reach Out' to help
women to further their careers ─ and with Chubb's talent strategy to reach out to diverse communities to develop a pipeline
of diverse talent," explains New York City HR Generalist Donna Lanciers.