Congratulations to Broadspire CEO Danielle Lisenbey for her designation as one of Business Insurance’ Women to Watch, a well-deserved award to be sure. Last year saw PMSI CEO Eileen Auen receive the same award. Those worthies are in rare company as they, along with MedRisk’s Shelley Boyce are female CEOs, a rare commodity in work comp.
Why aren’t there more women running workers comp insurers, big service firms and TPAs?
Sure there are lots in senior roles at brokerage houses, vendors and insurers/TPAs, but very few in the top slot. It isn’t due to lack of experience or expertise or a track record of success. And there may well be more women than men in many companies in every position.
Except the top one.
As the father of two intelligent and very capable young women, I’m very much hoping this pattern/misogyny/lack of opportunity changes and fast.
But they have some time, unlike the female mid- and upper- managers who have spent years accumulating expertise and savvy that has still not given them the opportunity they deserve.
Lets get going here boys. It’s 2014.