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Getting to know: Arlene O'Brien

22-Nov-2016 09:00:00 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Careers, Women in Insurance

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Meet Arlene O'Brien, Deputy President of The Insurance Institute of Galway

 

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Getting to know: Clare Grimes

18-Oct-2016 09:14:56 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Careers, Women in Insurance

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Meet Clare Grimes, President of The Insurance Institute of Galway.

 

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Stepping outside your comfort zone – Michelle Boland

21-Jun-2016 10:39:42 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Inspiring Leaders, Women in Insurance

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Michelle Boland of Willis Towers Watson started out with a degree in microbiology and has now made a successful career in insurance. Here, she explains her journey into the profession and why she’s never looked back.

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The importance of mindfulness in the office

21-Jun-2016 10:36:39 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Careers, Women in Insurance

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The term ‘mindfulness’ might conjure up an image of meditation and relaxation; however, it can also be a very useful management tool, one that can and should be incorporated into all workplaces. It might seem like an abstract exercise, but when practiced regularly, mindfulness can be very powerful.

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From switchboard to CEO – Adrienne O'Sullivan

21-Jun-2016 10:32:15 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Inspiring Leaders, Women in Insurance

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Adrienne O’Sullivan, Chief Executive Officer of DAS Ireland, talks the importance of work/life balance, starting an award-winning company from scratch and why a career in insurance is so rewarding.

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Being your own boss – Jane Brady

21-Jun-2016 10:24:17 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Inspiring Leaders, Women in Insurance

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Jane Brady, Managing Director at Brady Insurance and former President of The Insurance Institute of Sligo tells her story of how she entered the insurance industry, overcame professional challenges and why networking and mentoring were such key components in her career success.

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"Be passionate about what you do" – Linda Gallagher, First Ireland

21-Jun-2016 10:14:08 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Inspiring Leaders, Women in Insurance

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Linda Gallagher, Joint Managing Director at First Ireland, gives us insights on how she rose through the ranks in the insurance industry and why we’re never finished developing as professionals.

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Achieving work/life balance – Fiona Charles

21-Jun-2016 10:04:05 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Inspiring Leaders, Women in Insurance

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Fiona Charles, Sales Manager at Close Brothers Premium Finance, discusses the importance of lifelong learning, balancing a busy work and home life and overcoming fears.

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“Don't be afraid to take risks” – Maureen Walsh, DeCare Dental

21-Jun-2016 09:33:11 / by The Insurance Institute posted in Inspiring Leaders, Women in Insurance

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Maureen Walsh, CEO of DeCare Dental talks about her move from Boston to Claremorris, taking risks and the importance of teamwork, both in business and in life.

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