Women in Insurance - February 17 2021
In this interview series, we profile women who are shaping the future of insurance. This week, we speak with Stephanie J. Dunstan, CPCU, ARM, Are, Regional Vice President, National Accounts Casualty, Arch Insurance Group Inc. Stephanie discusses the career journey that led her to insurance, what the industry can do to attract new talent and ensure inclusivity and diversity in insurance leadership, and how insurance carriers are working with their clients to address the challenges of COVID-19.
Stephanie, tell us about your path to insurance. What attracted you to the profession?
Like many others, I fell into insurance. I was fortunate to receive several job offers upon graduating from Penn State, but none of them felt right for me. As an INROADS intern, a program preparing diverse college students to have successful corporate careers, my advisor introduced me to underwriting, and then I started my career at what is now called Chubb Risk Management. I was excited about the profession because I immediately noticed the vast opportunities to command and advance my career. Being an insurance underwriter allowed me to lean into my strengths: being detailed oriented and working with numbers.