Having played a role at the start, I’ve always been passionate about Digital Insurance’s Women in Insurance Leadership program.

My interest came by accident: My first formal insurance industry conference was an International Insurance Institute annual meeting, where I was one of four or five women in an audience of about 800. Although I had worked for several years at two of the largest U.S.-based insurance companies, I was relatively new in my role as editor-in-chief of what was then called Insurance Networking News, and didn’t understand that I didn’t know my place. This made for a few interesting one-way conversations with some of the higher-ranking male executives in attendance, as I pushed forward asking questions they were not interested in answering.

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