The last few years have seen both some impressive gains and some frustrating hurdles for women in the insurance industry that have yet to be overcome. For a long time, the insurance industry has been known as a man’s world. As women found more professional opportunities in the latter half of the 20th century, many women made careers for themselves working as insurance agents and carved out a significant chunk of the industry: Nearly 65% of insurance underwriters were women in 2015.  While this may look like good news on the surface, unfortunately the average income of a woman working in the insurance services industry is only 62.2% of what their male counterparts make. In all other industries, the average discrepancy is 82.2%. Though there a...

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