Magazine article Risk Management

Insurance Woman of the Year

Magazine article Risk Management

Insurance Woman of the Year

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R. Jane Hill, senior vice president at Sedgwick James Inc., was named the 1994 Insurance Woman of the Year by the Association of Professional Insurance Women Inc. (APIW). The first woman to become a managing executive of a Sedgwick office and to be elected to the company's operating committee, Ms. Hill has shown great support for women's advancement in the fields of insurance and risk management, noted Ellen Thrower, president of the College of Insurance in New York and the 1993 Insurance Woman of the Year. Presently, Ms. Hill chairs Sedgwick's Task Force on Women, which falls under Sedgwick's broader cultural diversity initiative, and also serves on the executive committee of the National Association of Insurance Brokers. She is the author of the Risk Management article "Women and Work--Is the Glass Ceiling Coming Down?" in the July 1993 issue.

In her acceptance speech, Ms. Hill noted that during the course of her career, "amazing changes have occurred in the roles of women in the insurance industry." Examples of these changes include the fact that over one-third of registered delegates at the RIMS annual conference are now women, including three RIMS presidents in the past five years; that over 40 percent of CPCUs and over 35 percent of MBAs are now awarded to women; and that almost 50 percent of new law and medical school students are female. …

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