Income Insurance For All: Asteya CEO Alex Williamson On Insurance Products That Fit The Way We Work Today

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Alex Williamson is the co-founder and CEO of Asteya, an income insurance startup with a mission to provide financial health and well-being by transforming the disability insurance space. The importance — and necessity — of having income protection is personal for her.

She previously served as the chief brand officer at Bumble, where she was at the forefront of empowered dating, as her work at Bumble broke through social norms by encouraging women to make the first move. Near the end of her tenure at Bumble, Williamson had to take medical leave because of a debilitating fibromyalgia flare-up.

Inspired by her personal experience with a chronic health condition, Williamson is passionate about making income insurance accessible for everyone — not just the 1%. With the pandemic fundamentally changing how we think about our health and our work, she believes that now, more than ever, income protection is crucial to a person’s overall well-being.

In this Q&A, Williamson shares (Read more...)