According to the Women in Insurance Initiative (WII), 19% of board seats, 11% of named insider officer positions and 12% of top officer positions are held by women in the insurance industry despite women comprising more than 60% of the workforce.

Additionally, the WII asserts that women in insurance earn 62 cents for every dollar earned by men as of 2016.

Gender disparity is not an issue exclusive just to the insurance industry. To discover where women receive the most equal treatment across the U.S., a WalletHub study examined three dimensions (workplace environment, education and health, and political empowerment) using 17 different metrics, including income disparity, unemployment-rate disparity, job security disparity, the share of executive positions and more.

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Heather A. Turner

Heather A. Turner is the managing editor of ALM's NU Property & Casualty Group. She can be reached at [email protected].