Brokerbility’s Julie Rayson-Flynn named as one of IBUK’s Elite Women 2021
Brokerbility Operations Director Julie Rayson-Flynn has been named as one of Insurance Business UK’s Elite Women of 2021.
The list of the insurance industry’s foremost female leaders features mentors, CEO’s, entrepreneurs, and diversity/inclusion leaders who, despite the increased pressure the Covid-19 pandemic has brought upon the industry, have overcome the challenges to reach its pinnacle.
In announcing this year’s class of 49 Elite Women, Insurance Business UK highlighted the many challenges currently faced by women in the workplace:
“The COVID-19 pandemic – and the lockdowns it has necessitated – has put increased pressure on women. Whether working outside or inside the home, women are three times more likely to be responsible for most of the housework and childcare than men, according to McKinsey. Anita Bhatia, deputy executive director of UN Women, calls this the “care burden.” In a November interview with the BBC, Bhatia warned that this care burden could wipe out a quarter-century of women’s gains in the workplace and revive 1950s gender stereotypes.”
Speaking about being named one of IBUK’s Elite Women 2021, Julie-Rayson Flynn said her success in the industry is down to connections and relationships. “The insurance market is still about people,” she says. “I’m passionate about people.”
As president of the Insurance Institute of Leicester (IIL), she launched a local mentoring scheme and supported 23-year-old Florence Dennis as a prospective future president. She also created ‘shadow roles’ to encourage young people to learn from the organisation’s more experienced members.
“It’s probably the single most important thing to me that people are managed by good managers,” Rayson-Flynn says. “In insurance, we tend to take a good technical person and make them a manager, when actually that may not be their skill set. You can get much more out of a team, out of individuals, if they’re well managed.”
To learn more about Insurance Business UK’s Elite Women 2021, visit: https://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/uk/special-reports/elite-women-2021-248086.aspx