Leadership Spotlight: Karen Dyberg

September 16, 2021

Karen Dyberg, Principal Broker, Dyberg Insurance Group Inc.

Karen Dyberg, CEO of Dyberg Insurance Group, a founding partner in Excel Insurance, a locally owned general insurance brokerage specializing in commercial and business insurance including Commercial Real Estate and tenant occupancy insurance.

What originally drew you to CREW? Can you tell us about your path to being on the Board of Directors?

The enthusiasm of its members to better promote women in the industry. Having already mentored in the insurance industry, I was excited about the opportunity to meet and work with women in another male dominated industry.

What is the biggest benefit of CREW for you?

Meeting new people and networking with them.

What are your favourite aspects of your job? Can you share what motivates your success and drive?

Every day is different and I am constantly learning new things. No two accounts are the same and the diversity is very interesting.

Do you have advice for someone who wants to join the CRE industry?

Start somewhere, you can always change if the fit isn't right for you, there are so many aspects to this industry and a lot of really great mentors. Keep asking questions.

Since we're all spending a little more time at home these days, can you share a favourite book, podcast, or show recommendation? Tell us what you love about it.

I spend most of my down time trying to engage in some sort of activity, whether it's cross country skiing in the winter, walking my dog or golfing in the summer. It's all about staying active.