Our Purpose

Welcome to PWI San Diego. We are an Insurance Industry Organization bringing together Local Insurance Profesionals in San Diego County.

We provide opportunities for networking, business development, idea exchange, career enhancement, education and giving back to the industry and the community. We do so through our General Membership Meetings and through special events like our annual Golf Tournament, Fashion Show and Holiday Party!

Here is what we strive to do!

  • Give back to the Community
  • Enhance individual career development through General Membership Meetings and Education
  • Provide opportunities for networking
  • Facilitate Idea and Information Exchange through meetings, events and our new "Ask an Expert!" online facility
  • Share time to learn more about each member - their accomplishments and their challenges
  • Provide Support and Understanding - found through associating with others with similar concerns and challenges

We also strive to acknowledge professionals who excel in  insurance and associated fields.

We present two awards each year, the “Outstanding Employer of the Year” in recognition of their efforts in promoting and encouraging professionals in the insurance industry and we honor our own “Insurance Woman of the Year”.

PWI Currently Supports:


  • OPT at Grossmont College, a Project InVEST program.  This is a training program for students entering the insurance industry.
  • YWCA's Battered Women's Shelter for women in transition
  • Rachel's Women Center- Homless Women's Shelter
  • Girl Scouts of San Diego and Imperial Counties
  • Our support is provided through regular donations and “needs based” drives for supplies or funds. These charities are very supportive of Women in their time of need.



How PWI Started

In January 1981, Fireman’s Fund conducted a Professional Selling Workshop which was attended by 26 women. Following the workshop, the attendees were inspired to form a professional organization for the purpose of advancing professionals within insurance, particularly women. The first meeting was held in August 1981, with Gloria Linkey as coordinator, and PWI was formerly organized by September 1982. The organization adopted the original name Professional Women in Insurance at this time and Gloria Linkey served as our first President. Since 2008, Profession Women in Insurance had been shortended to simply PWI, and has been often referred to as simply Professionals Within Insurance to reflect the growing diversity of male and female members. PWI is a local organization and is not affiliated with any national organization.

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