In this interview series, we profile women who are shaping the future of insurance. By highlighting their achievements and sharing their insights, we aim to have an open dialogue about what carriers, brokers and InsurTechs can do to promote greater gender parity and diversity in the world of insurance and increase the number of women in leadership positions. This week, we’re excited to sit down with Olivia Schmitt, Director of Marketing and Communications at Total CSR and host of the “You Don’t Know Schmitt! Podcast.” Olivia shares why she loves working in insurance and the opportunity that exists for more strong women to join the industry.
Tell us about your path to insurance. What attracted you to the profession?
Like many people, I found my way in insurance very much by accident. I had been working as a massage therapist and really wanted something more consistent and stable. A friend of a friend asked if I would be interested in applying for an open position at the agency where she worked, and I was fortunate enough to be hired for the position. 15 years later, my love of the industry has only grown. There’s so much to learn, so many great people to connect with and it’s fascinating to watch the insurance industry evolve.