Efforts to boost executive positions for women in insurance and financial services industries rise

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Sponsorship efforts are being made to shrink the gender gap in top positions for women in insurance and financial services. Though there has been an increase in the number of women in insurance and financial services professions, they continue to remain under-represented among the higher management and executives of their organizations. At least two companies – Aon P.L.C. and Chartis Inc. – have now announced that they are making efforts to change that fact. What they have noted, according to the managing director of Chicago-based Aon Risk Solutions, Carol Murphy,…

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Women have significant growth potential in insurance industry

Though women remain notably outnumbered by men in property/casualty insurance, industry experts and veterans are saying that there is tremendous potential for women in this business. Trindl Reeves, principal of Barney & Barney has been working within the California insurance community for more than 22 years, and has been recognized for her work in assisting women executives with professional growth. Reeves explained that women have a number of qualities that make them a suitable fit for insurance business successes. She gave examples that women are capable of empathizing with the…

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