As Director of Marketing and Communications, Olivia Schmitt brings her vast insurance industry knowledge, strong leadership track record and small business expertise to the Total CSR team.

Through her podcast, Olivia holds space for other women in insurance to discuss their struggles, seek advice and discover new opportunities within the industry.

July 21, 2020

Bobbie Shrivastav: Kicking Glass and Creating Change

This week Olivia catches up with Bobbie Shrivastav, the Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of Benekiva. 

During a chance introduction with a start-up in Iowa, they recognized the many pain points of the life and health insurance claims process.  After some discussion, Bobbie, along side her husband, Soven  and business partner, Brent,  set out to do something about it and Benekiva was born. 


Listen in as Olivia and Bobbie Chat about:


6:00 – Making lemons out of lemonade

13:50 – Jumping into entrepreneurship

17:00 – The story behind “Benekiva”

24:00 – Creating solutions that enhance the experience

35:00 – Moving past Imposter Syndrome

50:00 – Showing up for other women

56:00 – Funding Change

…and much, much more.


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