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<em>Business Insurance</em> opens 2014 Women to Watch nominations


Business Insurance has opened nominations for the 2014 Women to Watch program, which identifies the 25 most influential and inspiring women in commercial insurance, reinsurance, risk management, employee benefits and related fields such as law and consulting.

Each year's honorees are selected by a panel of senior editors at Business Insurance based on various criteria that include recent professional achievements, influence on the marketplace and contributions to the advancement of women in business.

This year marks the ninth year of Business Insurance's Women to Watch program. Since its inception in 2006, 280 women have joined this elite group, which has served as a professional springboard for many.

This year's nominees will be profiled in the Dec. 8 issue of Business Insurance and recognized at the 2014 Women to Watch Leadership Workshop and Awards Luncheon, to be held Dec. 9 in New York.

The event, which is open to the public, will feature educational sessions and panel discussions on facilitating women's career advancement. It also provides a networking opportunity for past and present honorees and others who attend.

Readers are encouraged to nominate candidates for Women to Watch using this form.

Submit completed forms, along with a photo of each nominee, via email to Joanne Wojcik, senior editor, at jwojcik@businessinsurance.com. Past honorees are not eligible for this once-in-a-lifetime achievement award. The deadline for submitting nominations is midnight July 11.

For information on attending the event, contact Martha Donato, Business Insurance's director of events and brand marketing, at mdonato@businessinsurance.com. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Mary Pemberton, director of conference sales, at mpemberton@businessinsurance.com.