Associate director, MMC Advantage
Marsh & McLennan
As associate director of the MMC Advantage team, which spans the entirety of the Marsh & McLennan enterprise, Sydney Hedberg focuses on large-scale issues, particularly natural catastrophes and the associated protection gap.
While still in college, Hedberg wrote Barneys, Bergdorfs & Bill$: A Girlfriends’ Guide to Finance, a book aimed at helping women manage their money. “With knowledge comes confidence, and it has been a rewarding venture to see my readers approach their finances in stride,” Hedberg says. Through the book, she also became an advisor to the Women in Business Organization at her alma mater, the University of Mississippi.
Reflecting on the challenges of 2020, Hedberg says the importance of relationships has become clearer than ever. “Developing genuine, strong connections with clients, colleagues and beyond is paramount,” she says. “With the pandemic outbreak, we saw people of all seniority levels being quite fearful over what was to come. The humanity of people coming together at a time of immense need was an immeasurable learning experience. Most people hope to find a career that gives them purpose. Helping people is something in which I find immense joy, and insurance delivers.”