Placing ladies on the forefront


IB TV just lately chatted with Gavlick about her expertise as a lady in insurance coverage, and the way she thinks the business is progressing in its quest for higher illustration.

Gavlick stated she didn’t really feel that her gender had been a roadblock to her success within the business.

“I’ve, a lot of occasions, been the one lady at a desk. I’ve, a lot of occasions, been the youngest individual or the youngest lady at a desk,” she stated. “And so, you recognize, I sort of put together the identical means I’ve at all times ready – overprepared. I come into conferences 9 occasions out of 10 over-prepared. I at all times increase my hand for alternatives. I at all times know if there’s one thing that must be performed, I’ll soar in and execute. So have there been challenges? Sure, however I checked out these challenges the identical, whether or not I used to be working amongst a gaggle of ladies or working amongst a gaggle of males.”

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While Gavlick stated these challenges have been actual, she felt the business was making spectacular strides to deal with them.

“We’ve come a good distance. I imply, I believe we are able to all agree that if you happen to have a look at the panorama 5, 10, 15, 20 years in the past, it seems to be lots completely different from a demographic perspective so far as ladies within the workforce total,” she stated. “I can inform you that I’ve been actually lucky, and I believe that’s possibly why I haven’t had these challenges that I at all times get requested about. I’ve labored for firms which have actually put ladies on the forefront. …

“I sit on the desk after we discuss equal pay. I sit on the desk after we evaluate wage ranges, and I’ve seen modifications be made in favor of ladies. So I do know we’re making strides as a company, as an business. … We’re actually working collectively to carry all of ourselves accountable, to actually put that on the forefront. And I believe we’re doing a great job.”

Watch the complete interview right here.


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