Women in Insurance - May 19 2021
In this interview series, we profile women who are shaping the future of insurance. This week, we connect with Yosha DeLong, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Cyber Underwriting at Mosaic Insurance. Based in Chicago, Yosha is responsible for the development and oversight of Mosaic’s cybersecurity product globally. She has over 24 years’ experience in managing liability, professional and cyber lines. Yosha shares her career journey in insurance and discusses what it’s been like to launch a new cyber insurance product from scratch in the midst of a global pandemic.
Yosha, tell us about your path to insurance. What attracted you to the profession?
I started working at an MGA in Seattle while I was going to university. I was a math major and thought I would follow the actuarial track, but I really liked dealing with people on transactional business and the negotiation and contract wording side of insurance. Like most people, I thought I would just do insurance until I figured out what I wanted to do with my career – and 24-plus years later, I’m still here and loving it.