Women have made great strides in achieving equality in the insurance industry, but still face significant challenges.
In Australia, the finance and insurance sector has the largest pay gap in the nation according to Workplace Gender Equality Agency data. There are few women in senior leadership positions, and those in full time employment are earning between 26%-33% less than men in similar roles.
I want to inspire women to take up the challenge in the insurance industry and aim for those higher roles, and even to go out on their own and start their own business. To achieve this goal, I have taken up a committee member position with the “IA women in business” group in my network, Insurance Advisernet. Our purpose is to empower women to reach outside their comfort zone and consider the possibilities, with the goal of closing the gender gap within our group.
As a mother myself, I strongly identify with Jade and Alanna’s mission to make the world better for their children through empowering women. I am excited to be a Femeconomy member and thankful for the opportunity to connect with like-minded and successful business women.
By affiliating myself and my business with Femeconomy I hope to get my message out and show women that it is possible for anybody to succeed if you’re willing to put in the effort.
Feature image: cheque being presented from IA Foundation to the Dressed For Success charity.
Lisa Carter is Founder and Managing Director of Clear Insurance, a boutique general insurance and risk advisory firm.
Clear Insurance delivers bespoke insurance programs with friendly, prompt and professional service to all clients. With over 20 years experience in the general insurance industry, Lisa offers advice you can trust. In 2015 Lisa was awarded national insurance adviser of the year, Insurance Advisernet Australia, part of the AUB Group. Lisa was also a finalist for this prestigious award in 2016, 2014 and 2013. In 2016 she placed 27th in the Brisbane Business News 40 Under 40 top young entrepreneurs. Most recently, Lisa was named as a finalist in the 2017 National Insurance Brokers Association (NIBA) QLD Broker of the Year award.