The Business Insurance Women to Watch Awards & Leadership Conference is the only recognition programme that celebrates leading women from every facet of the commercial insurance industry. ​Winners come from commercial insurance, risk management, and related fields such as consulting and law. What started as a recognition programme in 2006, has grown into an educational programme aimed at the advancement of women in commercial insurance. 

In 2017, Business Insurance launched the EMEA Women to Watch Awards programme which recognizes winners from Europe, the Middle East and Africa. This year's programme will take place on 5 December in London and include a half-day professional development conference, followed by an awards ceremony.

An Advisory Board of past honorees, diversity experts, and insurance industry leaders guide the development of the conference content.



To be considered for the 2024 Business Insurance Women to Watch EMEA Awards, nominees must be working in the sector on Nov. 1, 2024. Nominees must have achieved significant professional success and possess exceptional leadership skills and expertise. Evidence of such must be provided in the nomination form, which should also include three (3) recommendations from clients, managers and/or coworkers. 
If you have any questions about the process, please contact Gavin Souter, editor of  Business Insurance, at gsouter@businessinsurance.com 


Women to Watch Award Cycle (updated 12 June)

19 February
Entries open for the 2024 Business Insurance Women to Watch Awards

30 June 
Extended entry deadline for the 2024 Business Insurance Women to Watch Awards

1 July - 23 July
Judging of the 2024 Business Insurance Women to Watch Awards

24 July
2024 Business Insurance Women to Watch winners announced

19 November
2024 Business Insurance Women to Watch Awards & Leadership Conference in NYC at the Marriott Marquis

5 December
2024 Business Insurance Women to Watch EMEA Awards & Leadership Conference in London at the InterContinental London Park Lane

Countdown to the Women to Watch EMEA Conference & Awards Ceremony