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AN Radio: Women Blazing the Way in Insurance

Listen in as these women leaders in insurance discuss how organizations can help women grow in the industry.
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In recognition of Women's History Month, Toni Jones, vice president of transportation marketing, Palomar Insurance, and member of the Big “I" national Young Agents Committee, sits down with a cast of remarkable leaders who are blazing the way for women in their organizations and the insurance industry.

Jones is joined by Angela Ripley, president of VW Brown Insurance Services and Big “I" Executive Committee member; Courtney Rains, chief marketing officer of Applied Systems; and Crista Walker, vice president of agent engagement at Liberty Mutual and Safeco.

Today, women make up more than half of all employees in insurance agencies, according to the latest Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance study “2023 Outlook: The State of Women in Independent Insurance Agencies." However, while more agencies have at least one woman in leadership, men still outnumber women in leadership roles by two to one. Together, the women talk about the disconnect and how to create leadership opportunities for women in the insurance industry.

What can organizations and individuals do to be more intentional in helping women grow into leadership roles? How can women take steps to rid imposter syndrome? How do women start conversations that help them get a seat at the table and the position they deserve to create a rewarding future in insurance?

Tune in and be inspired to blaze a future that's good for women—because women are good for business.

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Thursday, March 30, 2023
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