Shirley Chisholm

Vice President Marsh Financial Institutions & Professional Services Practice

Shirley Chisholm is Client Executive and Vice President with a large International Insurance Brokerage firm.

Shirley studied Business Administration at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica before emigrating to Canada where she completed her insurance program with the Insurance Institute of Canada and is a Fellow of the Insurance Institute of Canada. She has completed the Canadian Risk Management program and is a member of the Global Risk Management Institute. Shirley also completed Seneca College’s Court and Tribunal Administration post graduate Diploma program.

Shirley has received the Competent Leader and Competent Communicator Award from Toastmasters International.

Board and Volunteer and Related Experience:

  • DECA Ontario – Volunteer Judge
  • CAUFP – (Canadian Association of Urban Financial Professionals) – Member and Mentor
  • Insurance Institute of Canada – Career Connection Ambassador
  • Black Canadian Women EmpowerHer Speaker and Coach (2017)
  • Inducted to the National Wall of Role Models - Black Canadian Awards - Diversity Advancement Network (2016).
  • Panel Moderator Canada’s 1st Insurance Industry Diversity and Inclusion Festival (Dive-in 2016)
  • Panel Moderator, UFSC’s 40th Annual Summit hosted at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Il. (2014)
  • Panel Judge, UFSC’s Intercollegiate Oratorical competition - (2013)
  • Panel Moderator, UFSC's 39th Annual International Summit - African America Briefing panel discussions hosted on Capitol Hill, Washington DC (2013)
  • Parliamentarian, CAUFP (Canadian Association of Urban Financial Professionals) , previously ( Urban Financial Services Coalition) (2006 -2009)
  • President, Gundy Gabbers (CIBC) Toastmasters - (2006 – 2009)
  • Toronto Chapter Candidate - UFSC’s International Oratorical competition, Baltimore, Maryland (2007)
  • Co-Founder, Ebony Women Insurance Network (EWIN) a group geared towards coaching, mentorship and networking for women of visible minorities in the Insurance and Risk Management industry (2007)
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