Women in Insurance - June 9 2020
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 catch up with Wendy Aarons-Corman, CEO & President, Americas, OWIT Global.
Wendy, tell us about your path to insurance. What attracted you to the profession?
I actually had a bias against the insurance industry when I was preparing to go to work. The systems were archaic, and I was versed in more modern-day technologies. I started my career in the document imaging business, developing software to store images, moving away from the manual paper folders. When it was time to move on, I found a job posting in the newspaper (that was where you looked for jobs back in “the day”) for an insurance company that was progressive with technology. I joined an incredible company called Executive Risk and began my long-standing career supporting insurance processes with client-server, C++ and SqlWindows applications. Couple that with going to underwriting roundtables, insurance conferences, and learning how insurers were developing new products, and I was hooked.