The Zurich-headquartered insurance industry think tank Geneva Association has launched a Women in Insurance Award.
This is said to be the first international award to celebrate women executives in insurance whose work positively impacts society – and is overseen by a selection committee that includes AIG president and CEO Brian Duperreault and Lloyd’s of London former CEO Inga Beale.
The winner to be announced at 2020 Geneva Association General Assembly in New York City.
According to the Geneva Association, the awards will, “call attention to the most impactful initiatives implemented by senior-level women in the re/insurance industry. Each year the award will celebrate a woman’s contribution to advancing the industry’s response to the greatest risks to society, from climate-related events and inadequate health cover to protecting people by leveraging innovation, to name a few.”
Mr Duperreault said, “Ultimately, the role of the insurance industry is to provide individuals, businesses and communities the tools and expertise they need to confidently address the risks they face. As we continue to push for greater diversity within our industry, it is imperative that we recognize the women leaders who are already taking the industry forward in a major way.”
Geneva Association managing director Jad Ariss said, “The Geneva Association Women in Insurance Award will allow us to recognise and honour women who are effecting positive change for the industry and for society.”
Nominations are being accepted now on the Geneva Association’s website. All submissions must be received by 28 February 2020, and the winner will be announced in early April 2020.