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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 sits down with Melinda Krieger. Melinda is with Hanover Insurance and she has had a 36-year career in the insurance industry, and we talk about how to weather the storms of life and the insurance market to have the career you want.

Episode Highlights:

  • Melinda shares her background experience and how she got into the insurance industry and joined Hanover Insurance. (1:19)
  • Melinda explains that you need to ask for what you wanted to be involved in, in your career journey. (6:00)
  • Melinda mentions that she has a group of high school friends who have been mentoring each other about business. (9:53)
  • Melinda shares her experience and insights from taking the Culture Index, on which she learned that she has a high energy quotient. (14:34)
  • Melinda elaborates on the importance of having your thinking time away from answering emails, and notifications. (20:26)
  • Melinda discusses the importance of making sure to have small and realistic expectations for self-care. (24:02)
  • Melinda shares that she loves connecting and talking to people because she believes that people need a safe place to discuss things they might be struggling with. (27:11)
  • Melinda talks about a recent conversation with one of her agent partners about noise and disruption in the insurance industry right now. (31:30)

Key Quotes:

  • “I think we always have to ask for what we want to be involved in. I think it’s a little bit of a misnomer to think that people are going to carry you along in your career journey. I think you have to ask for it.” – Melinda Krieger
  • “Women that are working and weaving always encourage each other, and so I think it doesn’t have to necessarily come from within the industry you’re working in it can be other people in your community.” – Melinda Krieger
  • “So, I think one of the things I’ve had to wrestle with the most is that, while it’s appropriate to have high energy and level of urgency, you have to figure out where that’s appropriate to apply, right? Because you can’t apply that level of energy and urgency to everything, there are different priority levels.” – Melinda Krieger

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