Business Insurance's annual Women to Watch feature recognizes women who are doing outstanding work in commercial insurance, risk and benefits management, and related fields, including consulting and law.
The program was introduced in 2006 to serve as a springboard to encourage more women to break through the glass ceiling in an industry that has been largely male-dominated.
Each year, 25 women are identified as Women to Watch by a panel of Business Insurance senior editors based on the winners' recent professional achievements, influence on the marketplace and contributions to the advancement of women in business.
The program is open to women leaders worldwide who are connected to the commercial insurance industry.
While it always has been difficult for the Business Insurance senior editors to narrow the field of candidates from the hundreds who are nominated, this year has been more challenging given the exceptional caliber of the women, more and more of whom are advancing into higher leadership positions.
We will celebrate these women's achievements during a Dec. 3 awards ceremony in New York.