100 Women Wall of Honor
About100 Women Wall of Honor

Helen Zepp Flexman

Helen Zepp Flexman (1905-1993) (BA 1927 History) joined the roster of 100 Women through an estate gift. After graduation, she embarked on a long career as an insurance agent with the Equitable Insurance Company, first as an agent with the Reno Agency in Chicago and then starting her own agency. Helen was among the first women to achieve certification as a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU). She actively participated in local professional organizations and was the founding member of the Chicago Association of Women CLU’s. Her interest in insurance was based on a desire to help people achieve financial security and to minimize the financial impact of unexpected life events. She valued her personal relationships with other women in business and through these friendships, encouraged both personal and corporate philanthropy.