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Building a Diverse Agency Culture

By Penn Mutual | April 26, 2017

Penn Mutual was recently one of six financial services firms that participated in a groundbreaking, industry-wide survey of agency culture. Diversity — of age, gender, ethnic background, and thought — is important to the future of Penn Mutual. The research conducted by FlexPaths presented a unique opportunity for us to explore whether we have been successful at building a culture of diversity at the agency level.

Doubling Penn Mutual’s Field Force, Doubling Down on Diversity

By Penn Mutual | January 24, 2017

Eileen McDonnell wrote recently about Penn Mutual’s ambition to become one of the top ten life insurance companies by 2025, and a large part of that effort depends on growing and diversifying our field force.

A Day in the Life of a Penn Mutual Intern

By Penn Mutual | September 28, 2016

We just finished up our inaugural Penn Mutual Pathways Internship(SM) program, intended for students going into their junior and senior year of college who are interested in careers as financial advisors. I’d like to share some videos created by the interns themselves about their experiences.

Developing the Next Generation of Financial Advisors and Industry Leaders

By Penn Mutual | May 17, 2016

There is a tremendous need for new talent in the insurance industry. It’s estimated that the industry will need 237,000 advisors over the next decade.

Lessons from the Shamrock

By Eileen C. McDonnell | May 10, 2016

I was humbled to receive one of the Ellis Island Medals of Honor from the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO), which celebrates diversity, fostering tolerance and championing respect for all citizens regardless of race, ethnicity or faith.

My Advice to Women Looking for a Career in Financial Services

By Susan Combs | October 27, 2015

No doubt about it, financial services is a great career for women. As the current president of Women in Insurance & Financial Services (WIFS), I ought to know. Here are my top tips to women considering a career in financial services.

Urban Rugby Has an Impact, On and Off the Field

By James Brunson | September 29, 2015

The initiative and leadership these high school kids have taken on proves how big an impact a sport like rugby can have on the lives of kids in an urban setting.

Penn Mutual Loves Rugby: Looking Back on Penn Mutual’s First Year of Sponsoring Rugby

By Penn Mutual | August 4, 2015

As I look back on our first year of sponsoring rugby, the more I learn about the fastest growing team sport in America, and the more people I meet through rugby — ruggers, former ruggers, coaches and fans — the more I have come to love it too.

What Diversity Means for Penn Mutual

By Penn Mutual | March 17, 2015

The U.S. is becoming more diverse, yet the insurance industry has failed to keep pace. At Penn Mutual, we are committed to changing with the times.

Women in the Workplace: A Need for Flexibility

By Penn Mutual | March 10, 2015

When you think that we are in the second decade of the 21st century, it is amazing that women’s rights are still a point of conversation at the national level.