Katherine Dawal, senior vice president of risk management with NFP Canada’s Complex Risk Solutions Group, was recently profiled by Canadian Underwriter.
Dawal discussed potential obstacles for women in the property and casualty insurance industry who want to get into more senior roles while also balancing a traditional family.
“Our industry is full of dinners, evening events and conferences,” said Dawal, who is also the president of the Saskatchewan chapter of RIMS. “There’s just so many relationships there, and a lot of them don’t happen between nine and five.
“Those coffee shop chats, that’s where you really build that rapport. You build those relationships with people so that you can call them up when you have something that isn’t quite sitting right, or you just want to [run it] past someone.”
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