Women in Insurance - October 7 2020
In this interview series, we profile women who are shaping the future of insurance. This week, we’re pleased to connect with Lauren Karagozian, Senior Vice President and Contractual Risk Practice Leader at IMA Financial Group, Inc. Lauren shares why she has stayed in the insurance industry, the impact of COVID-19, and how insurance needs to change and modernize in order to attract new talent.
Lauren, tell us about your path to insurance. What attracted you to the profession?
I don’t believe that my introduction to insurance was that interesting. Ultimately, I applied for a job at a brokerage company and was impressed by my interviewer who then became my mentor. The better question is, “Why have I stayed in the insurance industry for 12+ years?” I think the answer is that the industry is dynamic, and it is always changing. I have to continuously re-educate myself to keep up with the changes. I am consistently impressed with the knowledge of the professionals that I work with and their expertise allows me to continue to learn and develop. I also have been drawn to continue to further my career in this industry because of my ability to utilize my unique set of skills. I have been able, through my company, to utilize my legal education and knowledge and my insurance expertise. My unique expertise has allowed me to provide creative solutions to clients. Client interaction is one of my favorite aspects of my job.