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Debbie Thompson, past president, IBAO

March 12, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Debbie Thompson, Manager, Risk and Insurance, Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services Canada’s P&C insurance industry is making good progress on increasing female representation of women in the C-suite, but more needs to be done to mentor future women

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Heena Patel, RSA Canada

March 12, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Heena Patel, Senior Vice President, Chief Auditor, RSA Canada Advertising to more potential job candidates and raising awareness among managers about unconscious bias are among the measures the property and casualty insurance industry can take to help women advance into

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Patti Kernaghan, Kernaghan Adjusters

March 12, 2021 by Jason Contant

Patti Kernaghan, President, CEO, Kernaghan Adjusters Patti Kernaghan was working in the banking industry and felt pretty settled in her career before her career path veered towards the insurance industry. “My father took me out for lunch, which was not

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Lorri Frederick, ClaimsPro

March 12, 2021 by Jason Contant

Lorri Frederick, President, ClaimsPro Claims has been a very “old-school” and traditional sector of the insurance industry, and for the longest time was very slow to change from the standpoints of technology, process, and diversity, said Lorri Frederick, president of

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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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Jodie Kaufman Davis, H.W. Kaufman Group, Burns & Wilcox Canada

March 11, 2021 by David Gambrill

Jodie Kaufman Davis, Corporate Senior Vice President, H.W. Kaufman Group; Managing Director, Burns & Wilcox Canada. Jodie Kaufman Davis, managing director of Burns & Wilcox Canada, entered the Canadian insurance industry while she was making a tough choice about her career in

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Gina McFetridge, Archway Insurance

March 11, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

To increase female representation in the C-suite, the property and casualty insurance industry needs to make it easier to balance home responsibilities and up its game in promoting insurance as a career for young people, a Nova Scotia broker suggests.

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Lorie Phair, Canadian Broker Network

March 11, 2021 by Jason Contant

Lorie Phair, president, Canadian Broker Network Women fight the stigma that you can’t be pleasant and kind while confident and assertive at the same time, said Lorie Phair, president of the Canadian Broker Network. “In fact, I was told once

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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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Valérie Lavoie, Desjardins General Insurance Group

March 10, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Valérie Lavoie, President, Chief Operating Officer, Desjardins General Insurance Group Family responsibilities and unconscious biases are among factors that can hold women back from advancing into the C-suite, says Valérie Lavoie, a senior executive with Canada’s second-largest P&C insurance carrier.

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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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Jessica Asano, Thunderbird Insurance Brokers Ltd.

March 10, 2021 by David Gambrill

Jessica Asano, vice president, Thunderbird Insurance Brokers Ltd.; vice president, Insurance Brokers Association of B.C.   For Jessica Asano, vice president at Thunderbird Insurance Brokers Ltd., a defining moment for her entry into a senior leadership role in the P&C industry