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Solving the Insurance Talent Shortage

By stampfe | March 8, 2022

By Sarah Muniz Backstory I’ve been part of the Insurance field since 2001, have heard in conferences from leadership, and have seen numerous articles about the lack of interest millennials and the next generations have in our industry, making it extremely difficult to attract new talent. It’s been concerning to hear this frustration from numerous … Read more

Importance of Equality, Equity & Inclusion Highlighting Women’s Rights

By stampfe | March 7, 2022

by Minahil Sohail History The story of women’s persistence to overcome the subordinate position in society is one that has been unceasingly told. Despite the hundreds of years of attention to the issue, there has been an aggravating concern regarding the deficit that has been continuously experienced when it came to the participation of women … Read more

PRESS RELEASE: Insure Equality announces newest Pledge Signer – Gamma Iota Sigma

By stampfe | February 28, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Chicago, IL March 1, 2022 – Insure Equality (IE) announces its newest pledge signer, Gamma Iota Sigma. IE’s mission is to uplift the voices in the industry that are typically excluded or minimized, and Gamma Iota Sigma “leads the sustainable growth and diversification of the insurance industry’s student talent pipeline across all … Read more

Imposter Syndrome: The Latest Shared Story with IE

By meghanbeachlang | February 15, 2022

Often it is the most fleeting of words that hold the most significant power. Imposter syndrome often runs rampant among high achieving individuals and can be evoked from intentional or the seemingly most innocent of moments. Imposter syndrome is the feeling that you will be called out as a fraud and that you are not … Read more

Our top eight goals to celebrate Black history in 2022

By meghanbeachlang | February 1, 2022

Today, as we celebrate the first day of Black History Month, we want to make something very clear. Our commitment to racial equity in the workplace is year-round, 365 days a year, not just for publicity’s sake one month a year. We also strongly feel that Black History Month is meant to honor brave actions … Read more

The dangers of workplace assumptions

Innocent Assumptions: New Shared Story to IE

By meghanbeachlang | January 17, 2022

I can’t believe it’s my first big conference where I am a Keynote Speaker at the event. A stranger approaches me as I internally build my sense of worth (yes, you belong here, and yes, you have something to give these business owners). I take a quick sip of my drink because cold networking always … Read more

Where are the Women Executives in Insurance? – Misha Bleymaier-Farrish

By stampfe | December 6, 2021

Current State According to S&P Global Market Intelligence’s website, “Approximately 21.4% of executives and officers at the large insurers that trade on the NYSE or Nasdaq are women.”  That same article states that there are only seven female CEOs in the US insurance industry—seven.  Think about those numbers compared to the percentage of women in … Read more

Why I Believe in IE – Lindsey Strong

By stampfe | November 22, 2021

Most people end up in insurance accidentally. Many times spending decades working their way through the ranks, leaning heavily into insurance education. We are personally and professionally invested in an industry that often does not return the same respect. This makes it even harder as professionals reconsidering their careers and are faced with the question … Read more

Putting up with It – IE Storyteller

By stampfe | November 19, 2021

My second job in insurance was at a brokerage/MGA and I wanted to do well, of course. Our office was taken over by another about 8-12 months into my time there, and the new manager interviewed each of us privately. This new manager was on his laptop the entire time he talked to me, saying … Read more

Happy Veterans Day from a Military Brat

By stampfe | November 11, 2021

I am a military brat, through and through. I grew up in a conservative household, had the American flag swimsuit, and played dress-up with my parents’ BDUs (battle dress uniforms). Eventually, my sister joined the military. There was a sense of pride that she carried on the family tradition. But growing up there was always … Read more