How Taking a Risk Can Lead to Career Success

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In this webinar, The Hartford will illustrate how three employees at various experience levels took a risk to advance their career or helped others do the same. You will learn:

- How allyship and mentorship help promote women
- When opportunity knocks, should you answer the door?
- How rotational programs help align skills & create new opportunities

Featured Speaker(s)


Cheryl Ramiz-Manager, Infrastructure Centralized Build, Inventory & Asset Mgt., Sasmita Satpathy-Sr. IT Engineer, Middleware Integration


Ryan Walsh has worked at The Hartford since 2015 where he joined the Enterprise Web Solutions team as a lead front-end developer on team. Over the course of his tenure, Ryan has provided thought leadership on initiatives that include his passion for Inner Source development, Design Systems, Modern Development Practices, Agile and DevOps. Ryan currently manages the Enterprise Web Content Team which develops and maintains, the enterprise intranet portal as well as serving the content for 40+ web applications across the enterprise.

Julie Reed, Vice President, Infrastructure Service Management, has been in the Information Technology field for over 30 years. She started at The Harford in 2006 and has held several leadership positions in IT. Julie is currently leading the End User Services, Collaboration Technology, and Service Management organization in Infrastructure Services. Major areas of focus that she is looking to mature are increased stability of IT technology and applications, maturing The Hartford to a new age collaboration, and end-user services technology and workflow capability.

Recently Julie was featured in a Women in Technology article at The Hartford.
Everyday Leadership and Stepping Up in a Time of Crisis is about how female leaders in tech at The Hartford inspire excellence from their teams through empathy, flexibility, encouragement, and positivity every day and especially during challenging times.

Vallie Joseph, Process Analyst, joined The Hartford in 2018 through its Early Career Leadership Development Program (ECLDP), Tech track. The three-year rotational program exposes recent graduates to multiple departments and job roles within the company. ECLDP participants learn a broader understanding of the Hartford business, gain new skills, and have the opportunity to put what they have learned into practice.

Vallie graduated from Marist College with a Bachelor's in Computer Science and has rotated through various technical roles since joining The Hartford.

About The Hartford

The Hartford is a leader in property and casualty insurance, group benefits and mutual funds. With more than 200 years of expertise, The Hartford is widely recognized for its service excellence, sustainability practices, trust and integrity. More information on the company and its financial performance are available at Follow us on Twitter at @TheHartford_PR.