Women in Insurance - December 22 2020
Ania, you started your career at Marsh. Tell us about your path to insurance. What attracted you to the profession?
Like many people, I did not dream about the industry as a career of choice when I was young, and it has been a journey through various roles and experiences along the way to discover my passion for the insurance industry. I studied international relations and economics while dreaming about working for the European Union or United Nations advocating for others, changing global policies, and negotiating peace agreements.
One evening during my last semester at Syracuse University I found myself at an information session held by Marsh. Attracted to a warm plate of food on a cold Syracuse evening. During the event, a female executive struck up a conversation with me and invited me to a longer discussion which was really an interview the next morning. I recall quite vividly a part of our discussion where she said that even though there are analytics involved the insurance industry is a relationship driven business where the art of negotiations, sometime conflict resolutions and creativity play a big role in being successful. The openness to try new things and test new frontiers that my mother had instilled in me from an early age led me to accepting an offer to be part of the newly started global graduate training program.