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Women Insurance Leaders: Beth Riczkohttps://www.iamagazine.com/viewpoints/women-insurance-leaders-beth-riczkoWomen Insurance Leaders: Beth Riczko"Organizations are increasingly willing to capture the data and hold leaders accountable for making real change," says Beth Riczko, president, property-casualty personal lines, Nationwide. "Data—and the discussion and action it engenders—is the light that can shine into the darkness on these issues."3/25/2021 4:00:00 AMDiversity & InclusionDiversity & InclusionViewpointsAnneMarie McPherson
Women Insurance Leaders: Sarah Black and Jessica Blackhttps://www.iamagazine.com/viewpoints/women-insurance-leaders-sarah-black-and-jessica-blackWomen Insurance Leaders: Sarah Black and Jessica Black"I'm seeing more and more women out there [in the insurance industry], just in our own little city alone," says Sarah Black, co-owner of her independent agency with daughter Jessica Black. "When I first came here over 20 years ago, this was a man's job. And now here we are." 3/5/2021 5:00:00 AMDiversity & InclusionDiversity & InclusionViewpointsAnneMarie McPherson
Black History Month: NAAIA Founder Talks Diversity, Victories and International Expansion https://www.iamagazine.com/viewpoints/black-history-month-naaia-founder-talks-diversity-victories-and-international-expansionBlack History Month: NAAIA Founder Talks Diversity, Victories and International Expansion Attending industry events where he was often the only African American in the room was "what started me on the road to building NAAIA," says Jerald Tillman, founder of the National African American Insurance Association. "I didn't know exactly how I was going to do it; I just knew I had to start." 2/2/2021 5:00:00 AMDiversity & InclusionDiversity & InclusionViewpointsWill Jones
Why Your Agency Should Do More to Engage with the Hispanic Markethttps://www.iamagazine.com/viewpoints/why-your-agency-should-do-more-to-engage-with-the-hispanic-marketWhy Your Agency Should Do More to Engage with the Hispanic MarketNow is the time for new agents to develop expertise around Hispanic customers and for established agents to diversify their books. Recognizing and adapting to the growing market opportunity is essential.10/7/2020 10:00:00 AMAgency Operations & Best PracticesAgency Operations & Best Practices Diversity & InclusionViewpointsNestor Solari