Willis Towers Watson is a founding sponsor of Absolute Inclusion Conference

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ:WLTW), a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company, announced today that it will participate in the Business Insurance Inclusion and Diversity Institute’s Absolute Inclusion Conference, September 28 and 29 in Chicago.

The conference is dedicated to advancing diversity and inclusion across every facet of the commercial insurance industry. The program will focus on helping participants develop effective strategies to support business goals, while sharing best practices and cutting-edge data to help organizations create a culturally competent workforce that meets the needs of today’s increasingly diverse customers.

As part of the conference, Todd Jones, co-leader of Willis Towers Watson’s North America business, will be among eight industry CEOs pledging support for diversity in the industry, including outlining tangible steps to achieve greater diversity and inclusion throughout their organizations.

“Advancing greater diversity and inclusion within the commercial insurance industry is not just a feel-good endeavor — it’s a business imperative,” said Jones. “While individual organizations may be at different stages in their journey to a diverse workplace, collectively as an industry, we have work to do to achieve measurable results.”

Willis Towers Watson executives will participate in or moderate a variety of panel discussions throughout the event, including:

  • Diversity and Inclusion Considerations in Client Engagement: Imran Qureshi, market leader for Greater Chicago and Wisconsin, Willis Towers Watson
  • The Business Imperative and CEO Panel: Todd Jones, co-leader, North America, Willis Towers Watson
  • Regulator Focus on Driving Diversity in the Industry: Kim Waller, executive vice president, Willis Towers Watson Diversity Solutions
  • Executive Insights: Eric Joost, head of Property & Casualty, chief operating officer, Willis Towers Watson

“We’re proud to be a founding sponsor of the Absolute Inclusion Conference and are committed to creating a stronger, more inclusive industry that drives innovation to ensure we stay competitive and relevant in today’s global marketplace,” Jones added.

Additional information about the Absolute Inclusion Conference can be found on the event’s website. Interested individuals can follow Willis Towers Watson’s participation and coverage of the conference via Twitter @WTWcorporate and on the Willis Towers Watson blog.

About Willis Towers Watson

Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ:WLTW) is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 39,000 employees in more than 120 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas — the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at willistowerswatson.com.

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