Centennial, CO, July 08, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Insurance Business America magazine has just released the 2016 Elite Women list which recognizes the women changing the face of the American insurance industry.
Insurance Business America asked readers and top insurance companies for their nominations and have narrowed it down to 144 individuals whose astounding personal and professional achievements have earned them a place among the industry’s best.
The industry has long been dominated by men; however, according to the figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women now hold 61% of the jobs in the insurance space. Yet women are still not equally represented at all levels of the corporate ladder.
“Despite their growing presence among industry employees, according to 2011 BLS data, women only account for 6% of top executive positions and just over 12% of board seats in insurance,” says Heather Turner, writer at Insurance Business America. “But the Elite Women list proves that those statistics may soon be in the past. These 144 women have risen to the highest positions in the insurance industry – and now they’re making sure others join them.”
From CEOs of major corporations to innovative startup founders, these women collectively demonstrate that the insurance industry is no longer just a man’s world.
Read the full report in issue 4.06 of Insurance Business America out now.
To view the full list and to find out more about the winners go to http://www.ibamag.com/rankings/elite-women-2016/.
Insurance Business America is the definitive source of news, opinion and analysis for commercial insurance broker and agents. Delivered online and in print, Insurance Business America keeps time-poor brokers up to date with the latest breaking news, cutting-edge opinion, and expert analysis affecting both their business and their industry. It also publishes a range of industry surveys and special reports that recognize key individuals and businesses as well as providing a snapshot of an industry that continues to evolve.