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11 Ways to be More Assertive in the Workplace: Women’s Leadership Forum 2018

Michelle Mindell

When considering assertiveness in the workplace, what are the actual parameters? What does it entail for women and why is it a topic of discussion? Oswald’s Women’s Leadership Council hosted Kelly Keefe, President at ERChealth, this week to share her insights on these questions and how they should apply to…

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Oswald Women’s Leadership Council: When it Pays to Stay

Deena Rini

As Oswald Companies commemorates its 125th anniversary, I am hitting a milestone as well – ten-plus years’ here. In between all the celebrating, I can’t help but reflect on my decision to stick around while all my peers were moving to job after job. This seems to be pretty rare,…

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Oswald Women Paving the Way for More Diversity in the Insurance Industry

Kim Ferenchak

This month’s Women’s Leadership Council blog celebrates the success of women who have paved the way and made Insurance a more diverse industry. Recently, I had the opportunity to slow down and share a coffee with two tenured women of Oswald – Kim Lucarelli and Kathy Miller. Both Kim and…

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Oswald Goes Red for Women’s Heart Health

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On Friday, Feb. 2, the James B. Oswald Company went Red! The Oswald Women’s Leadership Council brought the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day to the entire Oswald team. National Wear Red Day is held on the first Friday in February every year to raise awareness, support educational programs, and…

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Oswald Women’s Leadership Council: Year of Celebration

Stephanie Kovacs

This is the “Year of Celebration” for the Oswald Women’s Leadership Council (WLC). While Oswald Companies commemorates 125 years of “caring for our clients and employees needs today and tomorrow”, the WLC celebrates five years of “empowering, developing and advancing women.” Oswald Companies has long recognized a drive to be diverse…

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The Year of Empowerment: Women’s Leadership Council 2017 Recap

Stephanie Kovacs

What a year! Looking back at the events Oswald’s Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) hosted to empower women, I am humbled to be a part of a truly amazing movement. We started the year off with Empowerment through Awareness, a self-defense class. A group of Oswald women, currently going through leadership training,…

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The Business of Uplifting Others: Women’s Leadership Forum 2017

Michelle Mindell

We spend a good portion of our careers working on our individual goals: climbing the corporate ladder and attaining the positions desired. Is now the time to help others and make it easier for the next generation of women? Last week, Oswald’s Women’s Leadership Council hosted a panel session with…

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Networking: Acquired Skill, Born With It or Maybe Both?

The Women’s Leadership Council at Oswald focused on Professional Presence and Confidence in our educational and event activities in 2016. For 2017, we are taking what we learned and applying it to making ourselves better networkers. Time and again, we witness women in our circles attending events and clustering around…

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Three Key Actions Toward a Better Work-Life Balance: Women’s Leadership 2017

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As my career progressed, I found myself struggling to have a successful work-life balance. If I spent too much time focusing on my job, family and friends would be left behind. How can one have both? Through research and personal discovery, I found three keywords and actions that help me strike a…

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Empowerment Through Awareness: Self-Defense Tips from The Women’s Leadership Spring Seminar

Jackie Koshar

We have all experienced that uneasy feeling; that feeling when we worked late or had an event and then needed to walk back to our car alone. At Oswald, we are committed to not only protecting our clients from risk, but empowering each other. At our Spring 2017 Women’s Leadership…

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