- I’d like to see the industry known for insurance professionals coming from all walks of life, and that success can be reached in our industry no matter who you are.
- To not push it for the sole sake of sounding relevant and politically correct. A great agent is a great agent regardless of gender or race.
- Get more women and minority producers.
- I think the industry, especially the carrier side, has done a better job with focusing on diversity over the last 10 years. Definitely still room for improvement though!
- We need more women and minorities in the work force! How do we do that?
- If the candidate is qualified for the job and carries good interpersonal skills, speaks professionally and has insurance knowledge, I don’t think it matters in terms of gender/race.
- Awareness that we need more minority professionals in this industry. It is a very white business. Women are very well represented in my agency though, which is great.
- A better understanding of unconscious bias.
- Stop making race, gender or background such a big damn deal and just treat people fairly. Having programs like a diversity or inclusion program is freaking racist. Do a better job at hiring good, honest people regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, etc.
- Attract different races to the industry and provide the resources to educate/coach them so they can enhance the talent pool.
- I feel like the companies are very diverse because they’re all headquartered in big cities, but small towns don’t have much diversity.
- Where I live in Miami, there is already a lot of diversity. However, when I travel for training, I see very little diversity in insurance. Making a considerable effort to seek out young, talented diverse people is what I am looking to do with my agency.
- I’d like to see more diversity in upper management of agencies and carriers.
- I think people need the space to discuss the issues in our industry because of the lack of diversity. More push for diverse leadership.
- Would like to see a focus on programs helping lower income neighborhoods with professional career programs, to prepare them for their future; to allow them the same opportunities I had.
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