Allison Conkright Engel is the Sr. Director, Diversity & Inclusion at Northwestern Mutual.  She has 20 years of work experience driving innovation across media, tech and finance.

For almost a decade Allison has been focused on gender equity in historically male dominated industries. She had been driving outcomes in this space as an intrapreneur and is a globally recognized expert who mentors and implements growth strategies around opportunity markets. She has rolled out global programs across North and South America, EMEA and APJ.

Prior to Northwestern Mutual, Allison was in a Global Marketing and Communications role at Dell where she helped to build and lead the Dell for Entrepreneurs initiative which she worked with high growth startups and the entrepreneur community in the US and Europe.  

She has a BS in Marketing and a BS in Management from Arizona State University and a Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University.  Currently, she is a mentor for the Cherie Blair Foundation and mentors women around the global on sustainable and growth business practices and is an active member of GAMA, WIFS, LIMRA and locally TEMPO Milwaukee and the Women’s Affinity Alliance.  

In this episode of Fairygodboss Radio, Romy talks with Allison Engel about her career journey and the importance of self-awareness.