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The Path to Insurance – An Interview with Kristi Barens

Aug 9, 2019 6:19:13 AM / by Magnet Communications Team posted in Becoming a Financial Advisor, Insurance Advisor, Diversity, Women in Insurance Industry

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Kristi Barens, Principal at Mullin Barens Sanford Financial, says that success in the insurance industry requires preparation, mentorship, and the right mindset. Kristi is now a powerful force in the executive benefits industry and a founding partner at her firm, yet when she chose to move from a Senior Manager to an Advisor role almost 20 years ago, she had concerns about leaving a comfortable salary for a commission-only job.

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Women in Insurance Who Have Mentors Are More Likely to Succeed

Aug 2, 2019 6:32:19 AM / by Magnet Communications Team posted in Becoming a Financial Advisor, Insurance careers, M Financial Careers, Diversity

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In every new career journey we embark on and every new company we join, we all want to feel valued and supported. Any role is more satisfying when we have someone in our corner who encourages and champions our growth – and that’s exactly what a good mentor does.

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M CEO Wes Thompson: Making Diversity a Business Priority

Jun 21, 2019 12:18:29 PM / by Magnet Communications Team posted in Becoming a Financial Advisor, Insurance Advisor, Diversity, Women in Insurance Industry

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For the insurance industry, the shifting demographics of wealth have sparked a deeper conversation around diversity and inclusion. With digital innovation, higher customer expectations, and disruptive newcomers impacting the marketplace, many insurers are rethinking how to best compete in an increasingly dynamic industry.

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