The Business Insurance Women to Watch Awards & Leadership Conference is the only recognition programme that celebrates leading women from every facet of the commercial insurance industry. ​Winners come from commercial insurance, risk management, employee benefits and related fields such as consulting and law. What started as a recognition programme in 2006, has grown into an educational programme aimed at the advancement of women in commercial insurance. 

In 2016, Business Insurance launched the EMEA Women to Watch Awards programme which recognizes winners from Europe, the Middle East and Africa. This year's programme will take place in November in London and include a half-day professional development conference, followed by an awards ceremony. An Advisory Board of past honorees, diversity experts, and insurance industry leaders guide the development of the conference content.

Nominations will be accepted July-August 2023. 


The Business Insurance Women to Watch Awards program celebrates leading women in commercial insurance, risk management and related fields, such as consulting and law.

Now in its 17th year, the Women to Watch Awards and the associated professional development conference is one of the premier industry events honoring the achievements of female executives. Honorees are recognized for their accomplishments, expertise, leadership and future prospects.

Both the Women to Watch EMEA and U.S winners will be announced on businessinsurance.com in September and profiled in the December 2023 issue of Business Insurance.

Women to Watch EMEA Awards and Leadership Conference | 15 November | Sheraton Grand London Park Lane
Women to Watch U.S. Awards and Leadership Conference | December | New York

Please note: Both the professional development conferences and awards dinners are open to all members of the insurance and risk management industries, including past honorees, colleagues, family and friends.

Eligibility: To be considered for the 2023 Business Insurance Women to Watch Awards, nominees must be working in the sector on Nov. 1, 2023. Nominees must have achieved significant professional success and possess exceptional leadership skills and expertise. Evidence of such must be provided in the nomination form, which should also include three (3) recommendations from clients, managers and/or coworkers.

If you have any questions about the process, please contact Gavin Souter, editor of Business Insurance, at gsouter@businessinsurance.com




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