Women in Insurance - March 8 2021
In this interview series, we profile women who are shaping the future of insurance. This week, we speak with Dymphna Menéndez, Assistant Vice President, Excess Workers Comp, Arch Insurance Group Inc. Dymphna shares the career journey that led to insurance and discusses what the industry can do to attract new talent and ensure inclusivity and diversity in insurance leadership.
Dymphna, tell us about your path to insurance. What attracted you to the profession?
I was lucky enough to get on this crazy train while in college. As a student I joined the Beta Gamma Chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma. Like a lot of students in the second half of their college career, you start wondering about what path you want to take after you graduate. I wanted to cast a bit of a wide net, and so I joined a lot of the different clubs on campus. For me, what made me want to commit to this industry was the people. From the student leaders, to professors, and industry partners, everyone was so welcoming and eager to help me find my way. That’s what started it all for me.
What do you find most fulfilling about the work you do?
Helping others. This industry is like a tribe, and everyone is looking for a way to do something better or easier. We all want solutions and we all want to help each other accomplish that.