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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 Power Women In Insurance, Teresa Kitchens, Aurora Mullett, and Vonda Copeland sit down to talk about how the industry is in transition and how women and men are the same and different, and how we as women can lessen the gap.

Episode Highlights:

  • Vonda talks about her experiences as a female agency owner. (2:21)
  • Aurora discusses her experiences as a female insurance executive. (5:46)
  • Aurora explains that she has experienced more bias from women than she has ever experienced from males in the industry. (7:52)
  • Vonda believes that her agency needs more female salespeople to balance things out. (17:35)
  • Teresa, Aurora, and Vonda talk about what they can do to encourage women to work in sales rather than just ownership or CSR. (18:46)
  • Aurora believes that it’s okay for a woman to be aggressive when the situation calls for it. (20:38)
  • Vonda discusses the distinctions between being a female agency owner and a male agency owner. (27:41)
  • Aurora and Vonda talk about how they manage their home responsibilities while working in the insurance industry. (35:01)
  • Vonda discusses the benefits and drawbacks of social media. (41:14)
  • Aurora believes that we should never build empowerment for one another by excluding others. (44:53)

Key Quotes:

  • “Social media has helped the women in this industry because you can connect with other women and you don’t feel like you’re in such a male-dominated industry because you have that connection.” – Vonda Copeland 
  • “There’s no excuses, if you’re ready to roll in that direction,there’s always a way to jump into it and get some things in place.” – Vonda Copeland 
  • “If we as women can get rid of the narratives we’ve been taught and realize that they are there to support and help and we can help and support them. I think a lot of this men versus women will eventually fade” – Aurora Mullet

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