Knowing there are roughly 400,000 insurance professionals at or nearing retirement age, there are more roles, new and old, to be filled across the country. The same is true for independent insurance agencies. As a mature generation moves to a new phase in their lifecycle, the industry is looking for successors and recruiting millennials. The key across all industries is to level the playing field in order to ensure that all qualified and motivated performers have the opportunity to contribute to the success of their organizations.

While women have worked in insurance for decades, there is more opportunity now to aspire to new roles, expand their careers and grow into new and more challenging positions – becoming independent agents and principals. Women have and should continue to make a positive impact on the industry as a whole, especially when current agency principals increase diversity and inclusion efforts and offer potential leadership career tracks.

Read the full article, written by Doug Coombs, Chief Marketing Officer of SIAA, published July 24, 2020 in The Standard. Reprinted with permission from The Standard, Copyright 2020, Standard Publishing Corporation, Boston, MA. All rights reserved.