Now in its 10th year, Business Insurance's Women to Watch Awards & Leadership Conference is the only recognition program that celebrates leading women from every facet of the commercial insurance industry.

The program was created in 2006 to recognize leading women in commercial insurance, risk management, employee benefits and related fields such as consulting and law. A professional development and networking conference was added to the program in 2011 to address the need for greater gender diversity by illustrating how heterogeneous leadership teams can enhance a company's profitability and elevate its brand profile.

Honorees are nominated by Business Insurance readers and selected by a panel of Business Insurance editors based on a four criteria: recent professional accomplishments, expertise, leadership and future career prospects.

2015 Women to Watch Leadership Conference Advisory Board:

Elaine Caprio
CapLaw Advisors
2007 honoree

Pam Carpenter
Chief Operating Officer, National Accounts
Travelers Corp.
2006 honoree

Noelle Codispotti
Executive Director
Gamma Iota Sigma
2013 honoree

Yvette Connor
Managing Director
Alvarez & Marsal
2013 honoree

Grace Crickette
Special Administrator
San Francisco State University
2011 honoree

Elizabeth Francy Demaret
Chief Customer Relationship Office
2006 honoree

Brian Duperreault
Hamilton Group

Meryle Mahrer Kaplan
SVP, Talent, Culture & Global Member Services

Karin Landry
Managing Partner
Spring Consulting Group
2012 honoree

Bo Young Lee
Global Diversity & Inclusion Officer

Brian Little
Head of Human Resources
Zurich North America

Carol Murphy
Managing Director
Aon Risk Solutions
2009 honoree

David North

Deborah Giss Stalker
EVP & Deputy General Counsel
2014 honoree

Soraya Wright
VP, Enterprise Risk Management
The Clorox Co.