Latest Story Shared with IE: Mental Health

By: Anonymous Contributor I’ve struggled with mental wellness for over 17 years, and each episode becomes more unbearable than the last. What I’ve noticed is that when I have a caring employer or leadership team, the bout of depression is easier to push through. When I have an employer who perpetuates it, the length and … Read more

Why I Signed the IE Pledge

by Rachel Butler at EK Agency in Cincinnati, OH I was connected to Elisa Stampf through InsureWomen. I saw Elisa’s pride flag on her LinkedIn profile, I immediately thought it was admirable of her for being bold and unafraid, especially in the typically conservative world of insurance. I clicked to find out more about Elisa’s … Read more

Centering Ourselves – And What We Can Do About It

We want to feel seen and heard – it’s a basic human desire. However, we can forget that just as much as we want that, so do many others we interact with daily. This desire can particularly apply to folks historically excluded from even contemplating the idea that their feelings are as valid as the … Read more

Celebration of Growth – New Story Shared with IE

Authored by a brave soul in the insurance industry Starting Out I entered the insurance industry at around 17 years old.  At the time, I was a young, bright-eyed, bushy tailed, and fresh out of high school Puerto Rican girl that thought she was ready for the world.  Most of my friends were still working … Read more

Leadership at a Conference: New Story Shared with IE

Authored by a brave soul in the insurance industry Culture Take a moment to think about what leadership means to you. Now think about a time when you were personally impacted by leadership – positive or negative. How did you feel? How do you feel now reflecting on it?  While I could (and probably should) … Read more

Solving the Insurance Talent Shortage

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 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

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

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

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

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