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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 throwback episode of Power Women In Insurance, Teresa Kitchens discusses the significance of being bold and brave, as well as the value of progress instead of perfection.

Episode Highlights:

  • Teresa explains why, despite the fact that the insurance sector is theoretically 61-63% female, less than 15% of women are in the C suites, management, and leadership position. (2:16)
  • Teresa mentions that being brave requires stepping beyond one’s comfort zone. (3:20)
  • Teresa explains that she is a huge storyteller; she enjoys telling others about what has happened to her or what has happened to a client and what she has learned. (6:07)
  • Teresa believes that we must recognize that taking a break on certain days is a necessary element of progressing and becoming better. (9:11)
  • Teresa mentions that journaling enables her to further evaluate her ideas. (10:39)
  • Teresa admits that she is the queen of setting goals that are much too lofty for her. (16:59)
  • Teresa explains that our lives, companies, and jobs are all living, breathing things with their own rhythms. (17:52)
  • Teresa discusses how we cannot aim for perfection since perfection is subjective. (19:07)
  • Teresa discusses her favorite quote from Alice in Wonderland and why she loves it so much. (21:39)

Key Quotes:

  • “No matter what we do inside the insurance industry, we need to show up every single day and bring our very, very best. That is about everything that we can do.” – Teresa Kitchens 
  • “I don’t know everything in the world, my team members do not know everything in the world, but they are brilliant in their own way.” – Teresa Kitchens 
  • “When we voice our thoughts, when we voice our concerns, when we voice our journey, when we voice our ideas…They can be things that inspire other people.” – Teresa Kitchens 

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