Westland Insurance and the Insurance Brokers Association of British Columbia Announce New Renate Mueller Trailblazer Scholarship

SURREY, British Columbia, January 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Westland Insurance is proud to be associated with British Columbia Insurance Brokers Association (IBABC) to offer the Renate Mueller Trailblazer Scholarship, a new scholarship opportunity for women pursuing post-secondary education.

The scholarship was created to honor the legacy of Renate Muller, a pioneer and mentor in the insurance industry, and the first female president of IBABC. Leading the way early in her career, she earned her Chartered Accountant designation and later became BC’s first female tax fraud investigator at Revenue Canada. In 2001, Renate started her own mergers and acquisitions firm, which she continued to run until her death on November 3, 2021.

Administered by Westland Insurance and IBABC, the scholarship will be awarded each spring to a woman enrolled in a post-secondary program. Each recipient will receive a prize of $2,500. Applicants must show a commitment to community service and a dedication to professional development. Additionally, they must share how they plan to promote the advancement of gender equity and support for women in business.

“Renate was relentless in her pursuit of opportunity and opened many doors in Westland; she helped our organization expand across British Columbia and into alberta,” noted Jason WubCEO of Westland Insurance. “For me though, Renate was first and foremost a wonderful human being and I look forward to seeing her legacy live on through this scholarship.”

“We are proud to honor Renate Mullerfirst woman president of IBABC, by managing this scholarship for Westland Insurance. It’s such a fitting tribute to the adventurous, glass-ceiling-breaking woman that she was,” said Jessica Asano, Chairman, IBABC. “In the association’s more than 100-year history, there have only been four female presidents, and she was the first to step up and make it possible for those of us who are come later.”

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On Westland Insurance
Westland Insurance Group is one of the largest and fastest growing independent P&C insurance brokers in the Canada. As an award-winning brokerage, Westland trades on $2.5 billion premium and continues to expand from coast to coast. Westland provides expert advice to business, home, auto, farm, group and life insurance clients. Since its founding in 1980, Westland has remained a family business that is committed to supporting its local communities. For more information, please visit westlandinsurance.ca.

About IBABC
Founded in 1918, the British Columbia Insurance Brokers Association represents 850 P&C insurance brokerages which in turn employ more than 8,400 licensed brokers in approximately 140 communities across British Columbia. IBABC provides pre and continuing professional education to general insurance brokers in British Columbia and represents the interests of the public and its Dealer Members with government and industry stakeholders. For more information, please visit ibabc.org.

For more information please contact:Aimee HoustonDirector, Brand and Marketing
Westland Insurance Group Ltd.
(289) 879-4171
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Source: Westland Insurance Group Ltd.