Women in Insurance Awards returns for 2020!

Last year’s inaugural Women in Insurance Awards were a huge success – far exceeding expectations – and we want to maintain the momentum. We had over 400 entries and anticipate that growing this year as more people and firms realise the important of showcasing success.

 The insurance industry can point to significant progress towards creating a genuinely diverse, equal opportunities sector but the consensus is there is still a long way to go, especially when it comes to narrowing the
gender pay gap, pushing for more flexible working arrangements, and increasing the number of women in senior positions. Those who make it to the top are outstanding role models but we all know there are still far too few women in those key front line roles.

The 2020 awards will be something special. They will be bringing to the fore many great stories, especially those of how women across the insurance sector have led the response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Many women will be facing a unique and unforeseen set of challenges. Working from home, balancing work and home life, taking on key roles in home teaching, coping with personal and family stress while continuing to make top class contributions to their businesses are all part of the world we have been unwillingly thrust into. There will be many, many stories of how the women in our market have risen to those challenges.

 As well as extending the categories, we have expanded the judging panelYour support for the awards in their first year ensured that the achievements of women across the industry started to gain the profile they really deserve. You can help raise that profile even higher by making sure we see all your great achievements among the nominations and entries for this year’s awards. Awards do not just reward achievement, they inspire others. Let’s make sure we spread a little inspiration across the insurance market.

This event is working towards the International Standard ISO 20121 and follows guidance set out by the Sustainable Event Alliance (SEA)


2019 Highlights Video

2020 Judges:


Insurance Cultural Awareness Network (iCAN)
Group Head of Claims Vendor Management, Hiscox Partner
former Chief People Officer
Lloyd’s of London
ISC Group
owner of Braes Consulting Ltd and Non Executive Director at Daimler Insurance UK Ltd
London Market Group
freelance journalist specialising in the insurance industry
RFIB (Bermuda) Ltd
Partner, Head of Insurance
DAC Beachcroft
Director of Global Corporate Development
Aspen Insurance Group
Deputy CEO and Technical Director
Association of Risk Managers in Industry & Commerce
Claims Director, Europe,
RiverStone Managing Agency
Independent Women in Insurance (iWIN)
Marketing & Communications Director, International
Crawford & Company
The Voice of Insurance
Freelance Journalist
Managing Director, Global & Specialty
Head of Communications
British Insurance Brokers’ Association
Project Co-ordinator
Managing General Agents' Association
Co-operative Insurance
Chair of Trustees
The Brokerage (social mobility charity)
Director of Development
The Skills Builder Partnership
Worshipful Company of Insurers
Pukka Insure
Chartered Insurance Institute
Managing Director – Events
Incisive Media
An internationally recognised HR Director, Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) and Wellbeing thought leader
International Capital Solutions, Guy Carpenter



Content Hub:

An interview with awards judge Annette Andrews

We ask awards judge Annette 5 questions about the about the impact of the pandemic on the insurance industry, her career and the 2020 Women in Insurance Awards.

It's all over or has it just begun ...?

If you've been on LinkedIn in the last day or two, you may have noticed that the inaugural Women in Insurance Awards took place earlier this week. And judging by the number of posts about it and the universal positivity of them, it has gone down rather well.

Celebrating the incredible achievements of women in insurance

The day has finally arrived! The judges have done their thing and we can finally announce the shortlist for the 2019 Women in Insurance Awards.

Writing about yourself can be scary ... Some advice on completing your WIIA2019 award entry

A key aspect of the Women in Insurance Awards entry process is that we ask nominees to complete a short questionnaire about themselves asking them to explain why they think they deserve to win.

Diversity champion Kalpana Shah on why all women are still not equal

The Women in Insurance Awards are all about helping to bring greater diversity to this industry so it is fitting that the last judge to share her views with us is one of the most high profile proponents of greater diversity in insurance, Kalpana Shah.

Empathy, education and engagement: lessons in the career of Sian Fisher

It wasn’t until 1920 that the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) started to admit female members, a full eight years after gaining its Royal Charter. Even though the institute moved relatively quickly to address that discrimination in much the same way the wider world and other professions did, it took nearly 100 years for the CII to appoint its first female CEO.

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For submission and other awards queries:
Joshua Wrazen
Head of Events and Brand Marketing, Institutional
020 7484 9995

For partnership enquiries and bookings:
Orhan Toprakci
Head of Delegate & Event Marketing Solutions Sales
020 7484 9973
For logistical queries contact:
Zara Bailey
Head of Event Operations
+44 (0)207 484 9920