Women in Insurance Leadership 2017
Digital Insurance honors 10 female executives who are transforming how their companies operate, engage customers and grow
This year’s honorees distinguish themselves by anticipating change, responding rapidly and positioning their companies for growth.
The Women in Insurance Leadership award program, now in its 12th year, recognizes carrier executives who are at the forefront of the industry’s digital transformation. Indeed, the pace of change in the insurance market has never been faster. Emerging technologies are impacting all corners of the insurance value chain, driving changes in how carriers design and sell products, interact with their customers and manage risk. This year’s WIL honorees share common attributes that are helping them succeed. They know how to anticipate change, design responsive strategies, and implement new products and services to position their firms to engage existing customers and attract new ones. More specifically, this year’s 10 insurance leaders are exploring the boundaries of artificial intelligence and machine learning, harnessing the Internet of Things, building visionary technology platforms, streamlining processes and procedures, creating new business models and transforming their organizations. They are combining insurance’s historical tradition of providing peace of mind to customers at a time of stress, with the range of modern-day channels for delivering on that promise. To select the Women in Insurance Leadership award winners, Digital Insurance issues a call for nominations. Submissions are collected from insurance companies, analysts and software vendors throughout the spring and early summer. Each year, more than 40 women are nominated. The winners from the previous year and Digital Insurance’s editors evaluate the entries, looking for everything from innovative ideas and ground-breaking technology deployments to a commitment to mentor other women in the industry. Read on for more details on this year’s honorees.
Alpa Patel XL Group
Michaele James CSAA
Kim Berwanger Brighthouse Financial
Tammy Craig Nationwide
Mojgan Lefebvre Liberty Mutual
Ginger Purgatorio Allstate
Susan Sachatello CUNA Mutual
Linda Roubinek Grange
Dawn Sly-Terpstra Grinnell Mutual
Larissa Tosch Glatfelter