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For Women to Make Gains in Insurance Leadership, Here’s What Needs to Change

Sep 13, 2019 12:53:07 PM / by Magnet Communications Team posted in Becoming a Financial Advisor, M Financial Careers, Insurance Advisor, Diversity, Women in Insurance Industry

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If you are a woman executive in the world of insurance and financial consulting, you no doubt find yourself in the minority. In the financial industry, women make up over half of the entry-level workforce, but fewer than one in five C-suite positions are held by women, according to Closing the Gap, a study conducted by Leanin.org and McKinsey & Company.

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Linda Cahill on the Opportunities for Women in Financial Advisory

Aug 26, 2019 12:06:25 PM / by Magnet Communications Team posted in Becoming a Financial Advisor, Insurance careers, M Financial Careers, High Net Worth Market, Insurance Advisor, Diversity, Women in Insurance Industry

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Linda Cahill, co-owner and principal of Enza Financial, challenges the notion that men are best suited for the insurance industry. When it comes to the financial services sector, she believes the market for women is huge — and hopes to see more women bring their skills and talents to the industry.

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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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