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“She Travels” Empowers Women in the Insurance Industry

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Travelers insurance company recently sponsored a women’s forum entitled, “She Travels.” Launching panel discussions in major cities around the country, Travelers seeks to promote women wherever they are in their insurance careers. Cathy Kosin, Oswald Companies’ Senior Vice President and Michigan Market Leader (pictured third from left), was honored to…

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Oswald Companies Named to Top Workplaces List For The Sixth Consecutive Year

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CLEVELAND – June 17, 2019 – For the sixth consecutive year, and seventh year overall, Oswald Companies was named to The Plain Dealer Top Workplaces 2019, midsize company list, announced June 16, 2019. Oswald was featured in a special article this year, “Local companies see benefits of wellness programs: Top…

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Oswald Hosts 3rd Annual Shop & Share Event

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For the third year, Oswald Companies transformed its Bloomfield Hills Office into a temporary “shopping mall” filled with women-run “pop-up shops” that were open for business for just one afternoon last month. Aptly named the Shop & Share event, the concept of facilitating connections among professional women against a shopping…

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Oswald Women’s Leadership Council: The Power of Belonging

Zoe Brown

In February, Oswald’s Abby Lewis, Talent Acquisition Manager, and I attended the 2019 Cleveland Internship Summit hosted by the Greater Cleveland Partnership with the intent of gathering information and resources to build Oswald’s internship program further. Camila Negret of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) moved me with her talk Expanding Diversity to True…

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The Year of Inclusion: Taking your Seat at the Table

Deena Rini

This is the “Year of Inclusion” for the Oswald Women’s Leadership Council (WLC). Coming off our electrifying year of celebration, our council not only wanted to continue the celebration of our successes, but also ensure we are celebrating each and every one of our employee-owner’s voices. Over the course of…

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The Year of Celebration: Women’s Leadership Council 2018 Recap

Kim Ferenchak

In 2018, while Oswald Companies celebrated its 125th anniversary, Oswald’s Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) celebrated its 5th anniversary. Having reached all its original goals, the theme of “The Year of Celebration” was fitting and in step with the organization. After five years, WLC has built significant strength in our council’s…

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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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