Old men, grey suits, we've all heard it right? Insurance has always been seen as a very male-dominated industry. However, in recent years, we have noticed a shift. More and more women are holding senior roles and overall are becoming successful in the industry because of the desire to achieve balance and diversity.
Insurance is an exciting and varied career option. But for many outside of the industry, the misconceptions that exist about it dissuade them from joining. This presents challenges for the sector when it comes to diversifying and making sure it has the skills for the future.
Marie Cronin, wants to change that.
The second part of our 5 part blog series focuses on Mary-Jane Halpin – Director of HR and Business Change at Cornmarket.
Each March, we celebrate International Women’s day. This year, we wanted to mark the occasion with a blog series looking at the extraordinary careers of women within the Insurance Industry. Our editor teamed up with Natalie Drenovac, host of The Modern Women podcast to chat all things careers with our 5 ladies whose backgrounds range from various disciplines including Marketing, HR and C Suite.
As the fourth year of Insurance Practitioner Apprenticeships is starting soon, we're looking back on our interview with apprentice Madison Bowlby on her first year as an apprentice.
Fiona Charles joined the local institute in Cork back in 2014, and has had great success in the industry ever since. Now, Fiona has taken on the new role of Cork President.
Our industry has evolved and changed over the past decade, with more and more females entering the insurance workforce. Over the years, we have worked with many inspiring and successful women who are living proof that women are transforming and reshaping the insurance landscape. Now, we want to celebrate these women and look back on our work with them.
As 2018 comes to an end, we take a look at our most popular blog posts from this year. We've had a look at what your favorite blogs were over the past 12 months, and we've broken them down into one list, bringing you our top 5 posts since January. Want a refresher on our top study tips from an award winning apprentice? Or do you want to take another look at our interview with Inga Beale? You've come to the right place.
Just under a year ago, Aloise Robinson was diligently filling in her CAO form, although after months of research, she admits that she didn’t really know what she wanted to do, and still hadn’t found a course that truly appealed to her. During this process, Aloise came across our earnandlearn.ie website where she discovered the Insurance Practitioner Apprenticeship route to a degree that seemed to perfectly match what she was looking for.