Inspiring Civic Leadership

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Travelers’ future depends on a strong, stable, representative democracy, with predictable and fair outcomes governed by the rule of law. It drives confidence in the market, lays the foundation for companies to grow and enables people from all walks of life to invest with confidence in their own lives and livelihoods. That is why we seek to encourage engagement with the essential democratic institutions that make up the public square. Citizen TravelersSM is about empowering each person to take up the democratic tools that are afforded to them as citizens, to step up as leaders in our communities and to engage in ways that are constructive and neighborly.

Leaders Can Model the Way

Civic leadership doesn’t just build stronger communities, it builds stronger companies. Every employee who gets involved is developing skills they can bring to their career: Leadership. Collaboration. Innovation. Decision-making. Problem-solving. They are also meeting people in their communities with diverse perspectives, experiences and identities, and working together as teams to solve shared problems and find common ground. No matter what form their civic leadership and engagement takes, Travelers is committed to providing employees with the resources and support they need to carry out this important work.

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Taking Your First Steps Toward Public Leadership

June 29, 2023 | Have you ever been curious about holding elected office or do you know someone who you think would be a great public leader? This special webinar session, hosted by Citizen Travelers at the Travelers Institute, examined the skills you likely already have to be a successful elected official, which public roles could be right for you or someone you know and what has inspired others to take the first step towards public leadership. This program featured Travelers’ Janice Brunner, She Should Run’s Erin Loos Cutraro and Connecticut State Senator Lisa Seminara.

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Bridging the Civics Gap: Making the Business Case for Civic Engagement

September 7, 2022 | As a result of shifting societal trends in recent years, civic education and engagement has been on the decline. What can be done to turn things around? iCivics Executive Director Louise Dubé and Travelers Group General Counsel and Head of Civic Engagement Janice Brunner discussed how businesses – both large and small – can empower employees and their families with the tools they need to get civically engaged in their communities.

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More About Travelers

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