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Business Insurance unveils 2023 Women to Watch honorees


Business Insurance on Thursday named the 2023 winners of its annual Women to Watch awards program.

The program, which began in 2006, recognizes women leaders doing outstanding work in risk management and commercial insurance. From the beginning, the program has recognized winners working around the globe, and in 2017 the publication expanded the awards to include a separate program specifically for women executives in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Business Insurance readers nominated candidates for Women to Watch, and a panel of Business Insurance editors selected the honorees based on those nominations.

Below are this year’s 30 honorees for Women to Watch and 20 honorees for Women to Watch EMEA.

Profiles of the winners will appear in the December edition of Business Insurance. The awards will be presented during events in London on Nov. 7 and New York on Dec. 4-5.

Women to Watch

Joan Bauer, WKFC Underwriting Managers and CorRisk Underwriting Managers, units of RSG Underwriting Managers LLC

Laura Beckmann, AmRisc Group, a unit of Truist Insurance Holdings Inc.

Jill Beggs, Everest Group Ltd.     

Sharon Burger, IMA Inc.

Becky Carlson-Krzywonos, American International Group Inc.

Ania Caruso, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

April Chan, Insurance Office of America Inc.

Jordann Coleman, Heffernan Insurance Brokers

Rachel Cushing, Chubb Ltd.

Amber Finch, Reed Smith LLP

Cynthia Garcia, Bernards Brothers Inc.

Marcia Giesler, Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc.

Diana Shafter Gliedman, Anderson Kill P.C.

Denise Gordon, Willis Towers Watson PLC    

Kim Gore, Hub International Ltd

Jaime Henry, Origami Risk LLC

Melissa Hollingsworth, Atlanta Housing Authority

Jenna Kirkpatrick Howard, Lockton Cos. LLC

Jenise Klein, Allianz Commercial, a unit of Allianz SE

Elizabeth Kramer, Munich Re Specialty Insurance, a unit of Munich Reinsurance Co.

Lisa Leftwich, Zurich North America

Christine Loiselle, Hylant Group Inc.

Amanda Lyons, Aon PLC

Megan McClellan, Marsh LLC

Catherine Miller, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Co.

Courtney Ramirez, Alliant Insurance Services Inc.

Stephanie Snyder Frenier, CAC Specialty                 

Rachel Thuerk, Vicinity Energy

Belen Tokarski, Mylo LLC

Violet Xu, ReSource Pro LLC

Women to Watch EMEA

Sarah Breslin, Pen Underwriting Ltd., a unit of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Andrea Brock, QBE Insurance Group Ltd.

Joanna Chardon, Akur8 SAS

Ana Dores, Axa XL, a unit of Axa SA

Gabrielle Durisch, Allianz Commercial, a unit of Allianz SE

Josianne El Antoury, Covington & Burling LLP

Andiara Nordang Fleischer, Crawford & Co.

Emily Fraser, RSA Insurance Group Ltd.

Roxanne Griffiths, American International Group Inc.            

Julia Holm, Sedgwick Sweden AB

Liliana Lapadatoni-Huluta, Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc.

Sophie Meiklejohn, Miller Insurance Services LLP

Kay McMenamin, Willis Towers Watson PLC 

Karen Nordblom, SiriusPoint Ltd.

Crystal Png, Euclid Transactional, a division of Euclid Insurance Services Inc.

Penny Seach, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd.

Jacqueline Sinclair, CFC Underwriting Ltd.

Catherine Tillyard, McGill and Partners Ltd.

Meghan Walker, Liberty Specialty Markets, a unit of Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.     

Hannah Witzel, FM Global      

For more information on the London event, click here. For more information on the New York event, click here.