Insurance is one of the oldest professions in the world – and like many other industries it has long been dominated by men. Fast-forward to 2016 and that is no longer the case. In fact, industry-wide mindsets are beginning to change, and there are several proactive movements underway to ensure gender equality and improve the sector’s diversity.
That’s not to say that the glass ceiling has completely disappeared. Despite their growing presence among industry employees, women only account for 7% of insurance industry executive positions in the UK –but our list proves that those statistics may soon be in the past.
We surveyed our readers and reached out to top organisations in the industry to uncover an impressive tally of 30 women whose astounding personal and professional achievements have earned them a place among the industry’s best. From executives at major corporations to women trailblazing a path for other women in the industry, these Women of Influence demonstrate collectively that the insurance industry is no longer just a man’s world.