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Georgie Fleck, AA Munro

March 11, 2021 by Adam Malik

Georgie Fleck, team manager, HRM and Central Nova Scotia, AA Munro Insurance At one point, Georgie Fleck decided to stop wearing a skirt to work for a couple of years. “And when I was asked about it, I did point

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Selena Fredericks, Nomadic Specialty Underwriting

March 10, 2021 by Adam Malik

Selena Fredericks, Chief Operating Officer, Nomadic Specialty Underwriting She was 25 years old and fresh in the insurance industry when an inappropriate conversation took place with a male  peer at an industry conference. Selena Fredericks remembers that day well. She

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Monica Ningen, Swiss Re

March 10, 2021 by Jason Contant

Monica Ningen, President, CEO, Swiss Re Canada and the English Caribbean Women at all stages of their careers in the insurance industry continue to face barriers such as higher performance standards, harsher judgement for mistakes than their male counterparts, and

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Fayeanne Beattie, Gallagher Global Brokerage Canada

March 9, 2021 by Adam Malik

Fayeanne Beattie, chief financial officer, Gallagher Brokerage Canada For women entering the industry, finding that mentor is a key part of professional development and moving up the ranks, says a veteran P&C executive. “Having a really strong mentor system is

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Tina Gardiner, The Regional Municipality of York

March 9, 2021 by Adam Malik

Tina Gardiner, Manager, Risk Management Services, The Regional Municipality of York The experience left a sour taste in Tina Gardiner’s mouth. While with a different employer, Gardiner, who is currently the manager of risk services for York Region in Ontario,

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Karen Gavan, Swiss Re board

March 8, 2021 by Jason Contant

Karen Gavan, Swiss Re board of directors and former president, CEO of Economical Insurance To reach a leadership position in the Canadian property and casualty insurance industry, women leadership hopefuls need to develop and hone their financial literacy skills, the

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Robyn Young, Excel & Y

March 8, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Robyn Young, CEO, Excel & Y and president-elect, IBAC Women need to be confident in their own potential and support other women in their rise up the corporate ladder, suggests Robyn Young, president-elect of the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada.

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Susan Murphy, Hub Ontario

March 8, 2021 by Adam Malik

Susan Murphy, president, Hub Ontario The path Susan Murphy took is not necessarily one that she would recommend for young women in the insurance industry. While the president of Hub Ontario was progressing in her career, Murphy would often be