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Inspiring Leaders - The Female Edition

08-Jun-2022 13:55:04 / by Anne Roberts posted in Women in Insurance, Personal Branding, Qualifications, career advice, followyourpassion

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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.

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When Career and Passion Merge.

08-Jun-2022 13:50:03 / by Carol Donaghy posted in Women in Insurance, Personal Branding, followyourpassion

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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.

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A Woman's World - Mary-Jane Halpin, Cornmarket

03-Mar-2020 11:00:00 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Careers, Women in Insurance, International Womens Day

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The second part of our 5 part blog series focuses on Mary-Jane Halpin – Director of HR and Business Change at Cornmarket.

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A Woman's World - Ursula Murphy, Allianz

02-Mar-2020 11:15:19 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Women in Insurance, Insurance, International Womens Day

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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.

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My First Year As An Insurance Apprentice

02-Sep-2019 13:38:37 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Student Stories, Women in Insurance, Apprentice

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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. 

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Meet The Presidents - Fiona Charles, Cork

17-Jun-2019 09:59:08 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Women in Insurance, Fiona Charles, Meet the Presidents

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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.

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Women in Insurance

08-Mar-2019 11:21:14 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Inspiring Leaders, Women in Insurance

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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.

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Our top 5 blog posts of 2018

13-Dec-2018 11:00:00 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Student Stories, Women in Insurance

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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.

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Aloise Robinson Q&A; Why I became an Insurance Apprentice

19-Apr-2018 08:54:23 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Careers, Student Stories, The Insider, Women in Insurance, Apprentice

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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.

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Getting to Know Fiona O'Gorman

09-Mar-2018 16:27:35 / by Anne Roberts posted in Careers, Inspiring Leaders, Student Stories, Women in Insurance

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Fiona O'Gorman is the Head of Operations, at Allianz. We recently caught up with her to chat about her career path to date and what she is aiming for in the future.

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