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In a world where the latest technology is bested within a matter of months, and an application to file a claim is just a click away, it’s hard to believe that any aspect of our ever-advancing present might have remained at a stand-still. Despite the whirlwind of upgrades and developments though, there are some issues concerning equality in the workplace that may need a few updates.

While it may not be the most comfortable topic to address, gender issues remain a part of our society, even within the professional realm. The days of suffragists may be behind us, but women continue to work toward a completely even playing field by tackling any challenges that might come their way. A few women in the claims industry were willing to discuss what those challenges are were in the past, what they are now, and how they’ve dealt with them professionally.

Starting Off Somewhere

Elise M. Farnham, CPCU, ARM, AIM, CPIW, began her career in the claims industry in 1973. Though she is she is now the President of Illumine Consulting, and has been named National Claims Professional of the Year by the NAIW as well as Atlanta Insurance Woman of the Year, there have been a few bumps along the road to her success.

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