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20 women in insurance you need to know

From the executive ranks of leading carriers to the local agencies that meet consumers' needs each day, the insurance industry is increasingly being led by women. And for good reason.

Women are uniquely equipped to meet the changing needs of consumers who want relational and holistic solutions — and, despite working in an industry that's long been dominated by men, they're finally starting to realize this and celebrate it.

dDaralee Barbera
Managing Principal, Waddell & Reed
GAMA National President Elect 

 

LHP: Why insurance? How did you get your start in the industry?

 

cCaroline Banks
Managing Director, Caroline Banks & Associates
MDRT Second Vice President

 

fJennifer Borislow
Founder/Principal, Borislow Insurance Agency

 

LHP: Why insurance? How did you get your start in the industry?


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Jennifer Brase
Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion, Northwestern Mutual

 

 

dLisa Butera
Senior Vice President, Swiss Re

LHP: Why insurance? How did you get your start in the industry?

 

sSusan L. Combs
President, Combs & Company
WIFS National President Elect

LHP: Why insurance? How did you get your start in the industry?

sSusan M. Cooper
President, Empire Wealth Strategies

LHP: Why insurance? How did you get your start in the industry?

SMC: I got into the insurance business by a fortunate accident. I had graduated college with a Bachelor’s degree in education but there were no teaching jobs at that time. A friend had interviewed in the insurance industry and referred me to consider leveraging my education skills into financial services. 

 

sBarbara A. Crowley
Principal, Brokers Clearing House

LHP: Why insurance? How did you get your start in the industry?

 


cCaroline Feeney
President of Agency Distribution, Prudential

 

 

cMichele Lee Fine
Financial Representative, Guardian

 

 

Michelle HoeslyMichelle L. Hoesly
President, MDRT

 

 

dElle Kaplan
CEO and Founding Partner, Lexion Capital Management

 

 

dHeather Lavallee
President of Employee Benefits Distribution, U.S. ING

 

 

sGail Linn
Financial Planner, MetLife
President, FPA-NY

 

Eileen McDonnellEileen McDonnell
Chairman, President & CEO, Penn Mutual

 

LHP: Why insurance? How did you get your start in the industry?

 

dJuli McNeely
Owner/Financial Representative, McNeely Financial Services
NAIFA National President Elect

 

dDeanna Mulligan
President & CEO, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

 

LHP: Why insurance? How did you get your start in the industry?

sBarbara A. Pietrangelo
Financial Planner, Prudential

 

LHP: Why insurance? How did you get your start in the industry?

sAngelia Z. Shay
Financial Advisor, Path Financial Strategies
WIFS National Acting President

 

LHP: Why insurance? How did you get your start in the industry?

dJanet Trautwein
Executive Director, NAHU

LHP: Why insurance? How did you get your start in the industry?

JT: I am the CEO of the National Association of Health Underwriters, a national professional association for agents and brokers who specialize in the health insurance arena. I have been working for NAHU for 16 years, first as head of the Government Affairs department and, since 2005, as the CEO.

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