Loren Gardiner, Intact Insurance
National vice-president, specialty P&C
While volunteering with special-needs children as a high school student, Loren Gardiner happened upon a connection to a summer job at an insurance company that specialized in equipment breakdown coverage. From there, her path was set – the company’s engineers took Gardiner under their wing, exposing her to the technical side of insurance. After graduating university, she helped the company open a new office in Australia and, upon returning to Canada, “was fortunate to work with some incredible people” who helped her learn how to present technical content with personality and to be fiercely loyal to staff and unapologetic in success.
“I’ve ended up where I am today because of the amazing people I’ve worked with, and it’s my goal to help foster a new generation of insurance professionals and pass on lessons learned,” Gardiner says. “Moving forward, I would like to see a change in the perception of what it’s like to work in insurance. I want to be impactful in mentoring and growing the young ladies whom I likely will report to in the future.”
- Intact Insurance