Not only that, but she showed me how to succeed. She taught me how to be more efficient in my job and helped me understand anything I was struggling with a little bit. It was even easier to approach management about furthering my career in the company not only because of her encouragement but also because she had taught me the skills I needed to succeed. Many of those skills have been brought with me in my career to other companies and other job positions, so I have been able to be successful in everything I do, and not just one or two different jobs. Judith Haddad is an amazing woman with so much to give to the world, and working with her was one of the best moments in my career.
I worked at Blue Cod Technologies for a few years, and it was a really fantastic experience for me, both personally and for my career. I’m very glad I had the opportunity to work there and learn about the property and casualty insurance industry as well as the chance to work with some amazing people who taught me how to do my job well and how to make a career out of the job I loved. One of those people was Judith Haddad who worked at Blue Cod Technologies for about five years as an Executive Consultant. If it weren’t for her, I don’t know that I would be the successful business woman I am today.
Judith L. Haddad holds the position of President and Chief Information Officer for Patriot Technology Solutions. Previously, Ms. Haddad served as Vice President of Information Technology for NYMAGIC, a multi-line insurance carrier based in New York.
One of the most valuable roles in a company these days is the Chief Information Officer (CIO), responsible for the IT department and all technology-based decisions within the company. While once a role that didn’t play much into how a company functioned, it is now a key role within a business that must be filled by someone who really understands technology as well as how a company needs to run. Being able to see the whole picture is key to being a successful CIO, and it is exactly why Judith Haddad has had so much success.
Her ability to see the big picture has also helped Judith Haddad in her current role at Patriot Technology Solutions where she is the CIO responsible for providing technology solutions not only to her own company but to the insurance industry as a whole.
While sexism in the workplace is a real problem that many women have faced over the years, Judith Haddad is living proof that a woman can find success if she works hard and gives it her all. Though she has faced many challenges in the workplace, she says that she found people were very receptive to her regardless of her gender because they believed she knew what she was doing and was working hard. So, what does it take for a woman to find success in the business world?
Haddad’s path to success
Judith Haddad has worked as an executive in the insurance technology world for over 20 years, and at this point, has the respect of all her peers. We are fortunate to live in a world where women who are determined cannot be stopped by men and that they are able to progress with hard work and dedication despite the naysayers who would say otherwise.
Insurance has evolved over the years to be something that is not just available to consumers but essential for businesses and consumers to use on a regular basis. Whether it is a business ensuring they have the right worker’s comp insurance or a consumer filing a claim after a car crash, insurance really is something we deal with every day. That is why it is so important for insurance companies to have the right technology solutions making it easier for their employees and customers to access insurance information. This is where Patriot Technology Solutions comes in.
What is Patriot doing?
Under the direction of President and CIO, Judith Haddad, Patriot has been working in the insurance industry to build the technology necessary for the industry to progress. Haddad has many years working with insurance and as a CIO, so she is the perfect person to head up the team. When she started at Patriot, she had only a team of 8 people, but since then has grown significantly. They are certainly filling a need in the insurance industry where technology is needed in a specialized way but nobody has ever been willing to fulfill the role before. Patriot has received a number of awards under the leadership of Judith Haddad, including the Novarica 2014 Impact Award for their work on the legacy system replacement project.