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Your Most Valuable Asset- Protecting Your Income

Women face unique challenges when it comes to planning for our financial futures. On average women live longer than men while also earning less than men in their working careers. That is why protecting our income is more important than ever to help ensure we can continue our lifestyle, prepare for our retirement dreams, and leave our legacy in the event we face the unexpected. Please join Women in Technology International and Principal® to learn more about:

- The role income protection provides in a strong financial plan
- Business owner considerations

Special Discounts available to WITI members
Insurance products is issued by Principal National Life Insurance Company® (except in NY), Principal Life Insurance Company and the companies available through the Preferred Product Network Inc. Securities and advisory products offered through Principal Securities, Inc., member SIPC. Referenced companies are members of the Principal Financial Group®, Des Moines IA 50392.?? 2457515-102022

Mary Ellen Fiflis, FSCP™
As a Managing Director, Mary Ellen focuses on adding the right people to their team of financial professionals. She has been in the financial services industry for over 20 years, joining Principal® in 2007 as a financial professional therefore she intimately understands the industry. Mary Ellen joined the leadership team of the Chicagoland Region in 2013, and she is passionate about helping her team build and grow their business. She focuses on Risk Management, Investments and Retirement Planning for individuals and business.

Mary Ellen earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance with a minor in Accounting from DePaul University. She obtained her Financial Service Certified Professional (FSCP) designation from the American College in 2015. Mary Ellen is active in her community, engaged in National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors (NAIFA), Women in Insurance and Financial Services (WIFS), Women in Manufacturing (WIM), Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA), Board Member for the Chicago District Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) and is a member of the Chief organization. She holds her Series 6, 7, 24, 51, 63 & 65 securities registrations.

In her personal time, Mary Ellen enjoys spending time family and friends. She loves to cook and enjoys giving back to her community by volunteering at her church.

Courtney Kastelic is on a mission to ensure individuals, families, and business owners have the protection they need when facing the unexpected. Courtney has been with Principal for 8 years within the Principal US Insurance Division she started her career as a nationally recognized Group Benefits Account Executive prior to taking on the role of Senior Disability Sales Manager for Principal covering the Minnesota and Dakotas territories. Outside of talking about income protection Courtney is passionate about giving back to the industry and community through her involvement with the Society of Financial Services and Women in Insurance & Financial Services Twin Cities boards. Courtney is originally from Phoenix, Arizona and graduated from the University of Arizona Eller College of Management with a Bachelor's in Finance. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her Fiancé exploring state parks or on a lake in the Minnesota Summers.