women in insurance News

AXA’s Wattez-Richard Receives 1st Geneva Association Women-in-Insurance Award

The first annual Geneva Association Women in Insurance Award has been presented to Garance Wattez-Richard, CEO of AXA Emerging Customers, for her work in tackling the insurance protection gap and protecting underserved populations in emerging markets. Wattez-Richard founded AXA’s Emerging …

Consortium Seeks Data on Issues, Opportunities for Women in Insurance

There is an effort underway to develop a better understanding of issues and opportunities for women in the insurance industry. The Million Women Mentors’ Women in Insurance Consortium (WII) will be spearheading what is being billed as a first-of-its-kind project, …

Few Women Hold Leadership Roles in Germany’s Financial Services Sector: Study

Women occupied only around 9 percent of top management jobs in Germany’s finance industry in 2017, and the pace at which the gender gap is narrowing has slowed in recent years, according to a study on Wednesday. Only one of …

Integro Names Ro as New York Operations Leader

International broker and risk management firm Integro Insurance Brokers today announced the appointment of Esther Ro as New York operations leader. She succeeds Anne Anderson, who has taken on the role of North America Client Stewardship leader. Ro joined Integro …

Women Are 30 Years From Attaining 30% of Seats on Boards: Report

It will take 30 years at the current pace of change for women to attain just 30 percent of the seats on executive committees in the financial services industry globally, an Oliver Wyman report said on Monday. Globally women account …

Financial Services Industry Fails to Support Women in Career Progression: Mercer

The finance industry offers women a lot of work, especially at the entry level. But each rung up the career ladder, they are increasingly winnowed from the business by lagging recruiting, retention and promotion from within, according to new research. …

Farmers Sued by Female Employee Attorney for Alleged Discrimination

A class-action lawsuit against Farmers Insurance on behalf of female attorney employees was filed on Wednesday in federal court, alleging the insurance giant has discriminatory policies and practices. The suit accuses Los Angeles, Calif.-based Farmers of unlawfully paying its female …