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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 Elisa Stampf, Co-Founder and CEO of Insure Equality. Elisa talks about diversity and how to be an agent of change for the industry.

Episode Highlights:

  • Elisa explains the importance of talking about insurance, not just as applies in the industry, but how it faces outward. (3:59)
  • Elisa discusses what Phoenix is and how it interacts with Insure Equality, and how it is aligned with the company’s mission. (6:29)
  • Elisa shares that they have created seven components of culture that can measure how it feels to be in a workplace. (9:51)
  • Elisa mentions that people matter and employees need to know that the company they work for cares for them and for the community that they are living in. (13:43)
  • Elisa explains that the population within the insurance industry does not mirror or reflect the leadership, and one of the reasons is fear of admitting mistakes. (19:54)
  • Elisa explains that from the leadership and congressional perspective, vulnerability is the first step to allowing others to be real. (27:05)
  • Elisa mentions that trust is the scariest thing you can do because it requires you to be vulnerable, and authentic. (32:33)
  • Elisa explains that the most discussed topic in their community is mental health. (33:31)
  • Elisa explains that it is normal to experience pain when you are learning and growing. (36:01)
  • Elisa shares that when we honor and respect and listen to as many voices as possible, it benefits everyone in the community. (39:36)

Key Quotes:

  • “It’s not just about saying that we’re going to do the thing. It’s about actually doing the thing, and how can I show up to do that thing as well.” – Elisa Stampf
  • “We need to know that the company that we work for cares about us and cares about the community that we’re living in because we’re seeing the shift. And even if we weren’t, people matter, and that’s the baseline.” – Elisa Stampf
  • “I will tell you, the more that you are real with yourself and others, the more that people that are like you that can mirror that back to you will show up for you” – Elisa Stampf

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