Rebekah Ratliff, Capital City Mediations
CAPITAL CITY MEDIATIONS
Years in the industry: 30
Describing herself as “a change agent and a disrupter,” Rebekah Ratliff, president of Capital City Mediations and president of NAAIA’s Atlanta chapter, says, “I recognize the need for honest conversations, and I am not afraid to facilitate such conversations. I want to see talented brown professionals have the same opportunities to showcase their skill sets and make contributions towards the betterment of our industry.”
To further that goal, Ratliff founded the HBCU I.M.P.A.C.T. program, a college tour initiative designed to attract, educate and employ students of color for career opportunities in the insurance and risk management industry, as well as supporting industries. Ratliff also serves as co-chair of the diversity committee for the Dispute Resolution Section of the American Bar Association and sits on the RM Foundation advisory board at Georgia State University and on the board of visitors for the North Carolina Central University School of Business.
“I believe it is important to sow into the next generation of insurance professionals and prepare them for success,” Ratliff says. “I act as a resource for inclusion initiatives to ensure that people of color are not only considered for opportunities, but are chosen to play in roles that enhance the landscape of the organization. Only by engaging professionals who embody diversity of race, gender, age, thought, skill sets and culture can we gain perspectives that bring value to our industry and beyond. I want to see our industry evolve to demonstrate, by talent, the diversity of the world we serve.”