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Power Women In Insurance


Together we are stronger! On the Power Women Insurance Podcast, we get to ask the questions about how to excel and thrive in the insurance industry as a POWER Woman in this space.

Hosted By

Hosted By

Teresa Kitchens

In this episode of the Power Women in Insurance podcast, host Teresa Kitchens interviews Monica Adwani, Vice President and Director of Marketing & Sales at Risman Insurance Agencies. Monica talks about the ups and downs of her career in the insurance industry and how she was able to step forward and transform her life.

Episode Highlights:

  • Monica shares how she got into the insurance industry. (2:34)
  • Has Monica worked more on the carrier side or with a sales team on the agency side? (3:41)
  • What has empowered Monica to get to where she is today? (4:23)
  • What was Monica’s biggest obstacle? (5:21)
  • Monica mentions the impact of a video that her daughter recorded eight years ago. (12:30)
  • What were the tools that set Monica on the right path? (16:43)
  • Monica shares the list of her priorities. (17:00)
  • Monica mentions the insurance group she joined. (18:31)
  • Monica shares one of the detriments of the current era. (34:00)

Key Quotes:

  • “I always have to put myself and my family first. And that’s what is important to me. And that I needed to help other people not to go through the same thing that I went through. So, that’s how it transcended. It was born from that trip, It was born from that soul searching.” – Monica Adwani
  • “Having a positive mindset doesn’t mean that you’re not going to have problems, everybody has problems, everybody has challenges. But it’s just a way that you approach that challenge, and not let it beat you down. Because we’re all worthy. And we all have our own, you know, set of skills and things to share with the world and you succeed on your terms like success doesn’t look or mean the same for everyone.” – Monica Adwani
  • “Whatever it is that you encounter through your entire lifetime, that it is meant to be. And if you find yourself in a situation where you feel uncomfortable, take this step. Because if you don’t take that step, you will never know what’s out there for you. So, that I think is the most powerful thing that I’ve learned through all this journey in the past like six months, it’s that if you feel uncomfortable, do not step back, step forward.” – Monica Adwani

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