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 connect with Sharon Fox, CIP, CRM, Director of Business Development at TrustLayer. Sharon is a risk management and insurance leader with more than 12 years of combined experience in the sector. Prior to joining TrustLayer, she held roles at Indio Technologies (acquired by Applied Systems), Aon, TD Insurance, and also has a consulting business providing Risk Management Services to mid-market firms.
Sharon, you’re one of the few people who didn’t fall into the insurance industry but chose it. Tell us about your path to insurance and insurtech. What attracted you to the industry?
I went on a trip to California many years ago and started researching jobs that were in high demand there and came across the insurance industry. After some research, I decided to pursue an education in the sector. Post-grad I spent a short time as a property damage claims adjuster prior to joining Aon. This was an excellent training ground and foundational to my knowledge of many industries, insurance and global placements.
This acumen allowed me to start my own Risk Management Consultant Business, Mitigate, which inevitably propelled my passion for technology to improve the customer experience, leading me to Indio and now TrustLayer.