Senior account executive, employee benefits
Jill Fratpietro intended to become a high school English teacher until she found her calling in the insurance industry, where she has spent almost two decades on the employee benefits team at Canada Life. “Every day, I look forward to navigating the fast-paced challenges the industry brings,” she says. “I enjoy creating innovative solutions to help employees, to do what is right for the client and to assist advisors in growing and retaining business.”
Beyond her main business development responsibilities, Fratpietro enjoys mentoring and has invested in coaching to learn how to help others visualize their goals and take action toward achieving them. She is also engaged in mental health initiatives: She has obtained Workplace Mental Health Leadership certification and has taken on the roles of captain and committee member for the Run for Women, which benefits women’s mental health programs at the Royal Ottawa Centre for Mental Health.
“Looking ahead, I see opportunities for the advancement of gender diversity in the industry,” Fratpietro says. “Though we have made significant strides over the last few years, I believe women are still underrepresented. There is an opportunity for the industry as a whole to prioritize progress.”