Vice-president, commercial lines
After entering the insurance industry as the result of unforeseen family circumstances, Monica Woldring traded her dream of being a teacher for putting her skills with a calculator and computer to use and discovered that she enjoyed working with clients to find them the best coverage they could afford and making sure they understood their policy. “It turned out to be the right job, the right industry,” she says.After working for several insurers, Woldring transitioned to the brokerage side of the industry and says she still finds great joy in her job. Along the way, she’s even been able to fulfill her original dream of teaching: Since 1984, she has taught insurance classes to both industry professionals and newcomers and is currently an instructor in the General Insurance and Risk Management program at BCIT. “I love seeing the students get excited about their future in this industry,” she says.