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Power Women In Insurance

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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 sits down with Rebecca Adelman, a lawyer for insurance companies defending insureds in lawsuits to talk about the legal and insurance industries and how she had made her home in that space. They also talk about how to step over challenges and show up authentically by embracing the courage to make a difference in our world.

Episode Highlights:

  • Rebecca talks about her past and how she got to where she is in her work now. (2:01)
  • Rebecca notes that she has dealt with a wide range of coverage kinds and finds it to be an interesting aspect of her job. (9:39)
  • Rebecca explains that over the years, insurance companies have been able to adapt to what the consumers’ needs are. (15:21)
  • Rebecca discusses her story and how she overcame the odds in the insurance and law fields, which have traditionally been controlled by men. (18:23)
  • Rebecca explains that she tells her story to inspire people, especially women, to pursue the path that they want in their careers. (23:03)
  • Rebecca shares that there is no work-life and no life outside of work, but only your life that you have to live out. (28:00)
  • Rebecca discusses how empowerment for her is the byproduct of this idea of showing up authentically and showing up with courage. (34:50)
  • Rebecca explains that thresholds are at the beginning and end, depending on how you courageously see it. (43:47)
  • Rebecca shares that part of courageous living is showing presence in our professional lives, particularly in this world of insurance. (48:30)
  • Rebecca says that, despite the industry’s natural progress, she believes there is still a long way to go. (53:14)
  • Rebecca shares that a way to authentically show up is to ask yourself if you have done five things that made you happy. (55:54)

Key Quotes:

  • “10 years ago, well, most of the interfacing I would do and the networks on my insurance side were men. Now 10 years down the road 90% of the work that I do is for women.” – Rebecca Adelman
  • “There’s nothing like your work life and your life outside of work. There’s just your life. It’s just your life. There’s no work-life, this life is just your life, go and live your life.” – Rebecca Adelman
  • “Dismantling the idea that there’s any, that there’s even a possibility to find a balance, like, it’s not really about balance, it’s how you deal with being inbalance.” – Rebecca Adelman

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