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Combating Burnout

By insureelliot | March 24, 2023

By: Bryan K. Ludeña CampoverdeAre you feeling demotivated, stressed, and exhausted at work? You may be experiencing burnout, a type of job-related exhaustion that can affect your physical, psychological, and emotional health. But don’t worry, there are ways to prevent and manage burnout to improve your well-being. Burnout is a serious problem that can have … Read more

Equal Pay Day: insurance ranked worst for paying women fairly

By stampfe | March 14, 2023

Equal Pay Day, marked on March 14th, recognizes the extra 3.5 months women have to work to earn what men earned in 12. Of all industries, finance and insurance is the worst for gender pay discrepancies, with women on average earning 77 cents for every dollar paid to men.  Elisa Stampf and Kyli Ortlieb were … Read more

Celebrating the insurance industry’s DEI stars

By stampfe | February 8, 2023

This week, Insurance Business America released its report on diversity, equity, and inclusion in insurance. After 15 weeks of interviews and surveys, IBA awarded 17 participants its coveted 5-star rating. The report reaffirms that DEI is at the core of our industry, helping guide service provision, recruitment, HR and governance.  While implementation varies, one approach … Read more

Refocus over Resolutions

By stampfe | January 23, 2023

As we slowly ease into 2023, we are taking time to pause, reflect, and refocus. 2022 was such a big year for us! We launched phoenix™, and we won an award for it while still in beta. We touched half of the United States and even went international with a footprint in Canada. Yet, we … Read more

Q&A with Our Latest IE Pledge Signer: MCJ Partners

By meghanbeachlang | October 18, 2022

Recently, we sat down with Mary Clare McGraw, CIC, Co-Founder at MCJ Partners to get the inside scoop into her company and reasons for signing The IE Pledge. Why did you sign the IE Pledge? I signed the pledge because our mission is to help insurance agencies create operations awareness and cultivate happiness and that … Read more

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Authenticity in the Workplace

By pjco811 | September 19, 2022

“Bring your authentic self.” In the last few years, that has been a phrase to rise in popularity for many in the workplace, communities, gatherings, and more. While often well-intentioned, it may be a difficult newness to navigate for a lot of folks, especially for those historically excluded from doing so in the past.  Let’s … Read more

A Brief Synopsis of Latinx Heritage Month

By pjco811 | September 14, 2022

Latinx Heritage Month or Hispanic Heritage Month (government designation) is celebrated between September 15 – October 15 to recognize and honor the impactful contributions of Latinx Americans on United States’ history.  This month helps celebrate the many heritages and cultures that encompass Latin America and learn about its breadth and diversity. At IE, we’ve chosen … Read more

Why don’t we talk about getting it wrong?

By stampfe | August 16, 2022

We spend ample time, energy, and money figuring out how to do it right. Countless companies sell you “the next best thing” or “fail-proof” software and services. Yet often, our best learnings come from pretty big mistakes. So why don’t we talk about them? As a marketing rep for a national company, I took over … Read more

Rules of Engagement: How to best work as a team?

By stampfe | July 20, 2022

What are they, and why should we talk about them? Defining Rules of Engagement You typically see the term “rules of engagement” used in military lingo, but what exactly is it? Rules of engagement are a set of rules, orders, or procedures that are put in place so that everyone knows what is expected, what … Read more

Making Strides: A short guide on incorporating inclusivity as an individual.

By stampfe | July 8, 2022

Add your pronouns Why this is important: Not everyone physically reflects the pronouns they represent. More importantly, it’s a way to show respect. Adding your pronouns to your email signature, your social media profiles, and your video conferencing tools takes the guesswork out and opens the space for others to add their pronouns.  Add your … Read more