Business Insurance Announces its 2012 Women to Watch Awards Honorees
NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Business Insurance announced the names of their 25 Women to Watch honorees in print and online Dec. 3, 2012, and celebrates their achievement at an awards luncheon Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in New York. Keynote speaker will be Suzy Welch, best-selling author, popular television commentator, and noted business journalist.
Business Insurance’s Women to Watch feature is an annual salute to business leaders and influential executives who are doing outstanding work in commercial insurance, risk management, employee benefits and related fields. 2012 marks the seventh year of this recognition, and the fifth year for the awards luncheon. In addition to the annual awards luncheon, Business Insurance produces a Leadership Workshop. This one-day educational and networking event focuses on relevant issues affecting the advancement of women in the insurance industry, highlighting many of the honorees as speakers.
“The Women to Watch program is an integral part of the Business Insurance calendar. The awards shine a light on women doing exceptional work in an industry that is still dominated at the executive levels by men,” said Gavin Souter, editor of Business Insurance. “The 2012 honorees come from wide range of organizations and are at a variety of stages in their careers, but they all excel in their positions, regardless of their gender.”
“The Leadership Workshop is a recent addition to the program that provides a platform to discuss the issue of diversity and explore the crucial role that corporate efforts to promote diversity can play in producing equitable organizations and improving profitability,” he said.
This year’s honorees were selected after an evaluation of nominations by Business Insurance senior editors. Nominees are chosen based on recent professional achievements, influence on the marketplace, and contributions to the advancement of women in business. The list is open to women leaders worldwide. The list of 2012 honorees is as follows:
Rocio Leal PasarÃ¡n ACE Seguros, S.A. Deputy Director of P&C Operations Reshma Dalia Alliant Insurance Services, Inc. Senior Vice President, Operations and Finance Maria Yao Aon Hewitt Executive Vice President, HR Business Process Outsourcing Jennifer Fahey Aon Risk Solutions EVP, Chief Broking Officer - Americas Sarah Bennett Barney & Barney LLC Client Executive Peggy Scott Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer Teresa Chan AIG Senior Vice President Anna Engh Covington & Burling Partner Deborah Minkoff Cozen O'Connor Member, Global Insurance Group Dorothy Kelly Crowe Paradis Chief Executive Officer Janet Dell CS STARS Global Customer Experience Leader Magdalena Nowloka Generali Chief Financial Officer Vicky Carter Guy Carpenter Vice Chairman of International Operations Elizabeth Bierbower Humana President, Employer Group Segment Amy Laverock Mercer Global Health & Benefits Strategic Solutions Leader Mandy McNeil Moore-McNeil Managing Director Selena Linde Perkins Coie Partner Dr. Teresa Bartett Sedgwick Senior Vice President and Medical Director Karin Landry Spring Managing Partner Mildred Claire Tishman Construction Corporation Director - Insurance and Risk Management Betty Coulter University of North Carolina Director of Risk Management and Insurance Meredith Schnur Wells Fargo Senior Vice President Janet Pane Willis North America Managing Director of Placement Operations Roxanne Mitchell XL Insurance Company President, Surplus Lines Ann Haugh Zurich Insurance Group Group Chief of Staff
The 2012 Women to Watch Leadership Workshop & Awards Luncheon will be held at the Hilton Midtown in New York on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. The annual event brings together the current class of honorees and past recipients who wish to celebrate the newest members of this exclusive group and to expand and strengthen their professional contacts. This year’s event was sponsored by AIG, Alliant, CS Stars, Guy Carpenter, Sedgwick, XL Group, and Zurich NA. Media partner for Women to Watch is APIW.
For more information, please go to www.BusinessInsurance.com/womentowatch
About Business Insurance: In print, online and in custom e-mail news alert products, Business Insurance reports on risk management, risk financing, employee benefits management and workers compensation. Business Insurance is read by corporate risk and benefit executives as well as financial and administrative executives. Its audience also includes insurance brokers, agents, consultants, insurers, reinsurers, and others concerned with corporate insurance, risk management, alternative risk financing, employee benefits, workers compensation and reinsurance. Circulation is 45,594. It is published by Crain Communications Inc.
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