The Business Insurance Women to Watch Awards is the only recognition program that celebrates leading women from every facet of the commercial insurance industry. Since its start as a recognition program in 2006, it has grown into an educational program aimed at the advancement of women in commercial insurance, risk management and related fields.

A professional development and networking conference was added to the Business Insurance Women to Watch recognition program in 2011 to address the advantages of achieving greater gender diversity in leadership roles. An Advisory Board of past honorees, diversity experts, and insurance industry leaders guide the development of the conference content.

The BI Women to Watch Foundation Supports Gamma Iota Sigma
The Business Insurance Women to Watch Foundation is proud to partner with Gamma Iota Sigma (GIS), a 501(c)(3) organization the promotes, encourages, and sustains academic interest in careers spanning the insurance industry. With a growing network of 5,000 students and 35,000 alumni from over 97 colleges and universities, GIS leads the sustainable growth and diversification of the insurance industry's talent pipeline. This partnership will provide future female leaders with access to industry and GIS resources and enables new, supportive programming.


enJoie a Curated Wine Experience
As part of the Women to Watch Foundation's mission to support Gamma Iota Sigma, there will be a virtual wine tasting fundraiser on December 15 from 7:00 - 8:30pm EST. Attendees can choose between three tasting experiences led by Judia Black, Founder and CEO of enJoie, who has curated an experience featuring premium wines from the Boisset Collection of over 25 wineries in California and France. We hope to see you there!



Karen Bashor, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

Jill Bryant, Axis Capital Holdings Ltd.  

Diane Charvat, Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc.

Shannell Chibueze, Woodruff Sawyer & Co.

Lyndsey Christofer, Chubb Ltd.

Beth Diamond, Beazley PLC

Eileen Frank, J.P. West Inc.

Tenesha Frazier-Levett, Crawford & Co.

Eileen Fullerton, Fullerton Beck LLP

Kathy Galia, Paradigm Management Services LLC

Carla Greaves, Axa XL, a unit of Axa SA

Marinda Griese, California Joint Powers Risk Management Association

Mary Guzman, Crown Jewel Insurance

Adele Hapworth, The American Equity Underwriters Inc.

Dawn Hiestand, Zurich North America

Mia Iverson, American International Group Inc.

Keri Kittmann, AF Group

Kara Knowles, Gallagher Bassett Services Inc.

Janet Lindstrom, Arch Insurance Group Inc.

Alexandra Littlejohn, Alliant Insurance Services Inc.

Sarah Lin, R-T Specialty LLC

Kio Lo, Tokio Marine HCC Surety Group, a unit of Tokio Marine Group of Cos.

Julie Marcello, Marsh LLC

Catherine Mulligan, Aon Reinsurance Solutions

Dawn Puro, Accredited Specialty Insurance Co.

Rebekah Ratliff, Capital City Mediations LLC

Brooke Runnion, Lockton Cos. LLC

Sharon Scott, ESIS Inc.

Jennifer Sharkey, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Shelley Yim, Aon PLC



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