Celebrating Women in Leadership

Aon’s 2017 Business Insurance Women to Watch

“Aon is committed to embedding diversity and inclusion into our daily interactions, from attracting, retaining and promoting the best talent across risk, retirement and health to empowering results for our clients, colleagues and communities.”
Greg Case, Aon President and CEO

Business Insurance Women to Watch Awards is one of the insurance industry’s leading programs, recognizing extraordinary leaders who are making a difference within their organizations and the broader industry. This year, Aon celebrates three women from across the globe.

“The goal is to get to a situation where a woman assuming responsibilities in our industry will not be considered a ‘diversity’ anymore but as a normal representation of the global population working in insurance with obvious diversified talents.”
Catherine Bourland, CEO of Aon Benfield France

Catherine Bourland

Catherine was named CEO of Aon Benfield France in 2013. She has been instrumental in the development a new management system based on proximity and participation. This resulted in a proactive team work proposing new and innovative solution in key areas such as risk modeling, Dynamic Financial Analysis and reinsurance structuring. Catherine actively promotes diversity in the team, especially the development and progression of young women.

Please visit Business Insurance to read more about Catherine.

“Aon strives to be an employer of choice for high quality talent and actively seeks to attract colleagues from diverse backgrounds. Supporting women in the workplace and promoting female talent throughout our business enhances our ability to attract, develop and retain women. This is an essential component of an open, inclusive and innovative workforce, aligned with client needs and requirements.”
Julie Page, CEO of Aon Risk Solutions UK

Julie Page

Julie was named CEO of Aon Risk Solutions UK in early 2017. Over the course of her career, Julie has managed two national businesses and two divisional businesses, excelled at leading turnaround teams and has risen to the top of the UK insurance industry. Her commitment to driving first gender diversity and now a broader inclusion agenda is unparalleled. Julie is an active sponsor and ally of D&I programs within Aon, a member of Lloyds of London’s ‘Inclusion@Lloyds’ group and is also a founder member of the Insurance Supper Club.

Please visit Business Insurance to read more about Julie.

“There are many women to watch at Aon, and indeed in the broader business community. Here at Aon we nurture great talent that brings together different perspectives, skill sets and experiences. That is the key to our strength, and enables us to deliver the smartest solutions in the industry.”
Jillian Slyfield, U.S. Sharing Economy Practice Leader

Jillian Slyfield

Jillian is the U.S. Sharing Economy Practice Leader and Resident Sales Director for San Francisco and San Jose. She has developed insurance products and risk solutions for sharing economy clients in Asia, Europe, the U.S. and Latin America to ensure client growth is enabled through legal, relevant and affordable insurance. Jillian chairs the signature west coast Aon Women in Leadership event and mentors young female brokers.

Please visit Business Insurance to read more about Jillian.

Celebrating Aon’s Female Leaders

We have a strong tradition of attracting and developing innovative, pioneering female leaders. Congratulations to this year’s winners and also to all previous Aon winners of the Business Insurance Women to Watch award over the last decade.

Lori Goltermann
Amanda Nguyen
Rachel Ingle
Carmen Ortiz-McGhee
Cary Grace
Tracy Hatlestad
Christine Lithgow
Marie Yao
Kelly Superczynski
Maggie Westdale
Marguerite Soeteman-Reijnen
Carol Murphy
Christa Davies