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The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation says recruiting, mentorship programs and executive networking have had a positive effect for women insurance professionals. (Photo: iStock)

Despite being in a historically male-dominated industry, 86 percent of insurance professionals say they believe that the industry is making strides toward gender diversity, according to survey respondents at the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation‘s 2016 Women in Insurance Conference Series.

This represents a significant jump from last year, where 72 percent of attendees agreed that strides were being made. 

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