WTW Recognized by 2020 Women on Boards for Having 20% or More Corporate Board Seats Held by Women

Willis Towers Watson, a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company, has been named a Winning 'W' Company by 2020 Women on Boards for achieving at least 20% women on its corporate board before the year 2020. Winning 'W' Companies are cited in the 2020 Women on Boards annual Gender Diversity Index, which tracks the number of corporate board seats held by women among the Russell 3000 Index. As of 2018, the percentage of board seats held by women rose to 17.7%, up from 16.0% in 2017.

Source: Willis Towers Watson | Published on November 20, 2019

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John Haley, CEO, Willis Towers Watson, said, "We are delighted to be recognized by 2020 Women on Boards for our company's progress in tackling gender balance at the board level. This speaks to our partnership with Paradigm for Parity, which we signed in 2016 and reflects Willis Towers Watson's commitment to achieve gender parity in leadership by 2030."

"We applaud Willis Towers Watson for engaging the diverse opinions and perspectives of both genders on their board," said Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire, CEO of 2020 Women on Boards. "Studies have shown the varied perspectives of women are uniquely valuable to corporations and the challenges they face today."

Willis Towers Watson will be honored during 2020 Women on Boards' eighth National Conversation on Board Diversity program being hosted in Chicago on November 21, 2019. Anna Catalano, who currently serves on Willis Towers Watson's board of directors, will be a keynote panelist.

About Willis Towers Watson

Willis Towers Watson 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 45,000 employees serving more than 140 countries and markets. 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.

About 2020 Women on Boards

2020 Women on Boards is a global education and advocacy campaign committed to building public awareness and momentum toward the goal of achieving at least 20% of all public company board seats to be held by women by the year 2020, the milestone 100th anniversary that commemorates the 19th Amendment, when women won the right to vote. In just nine short years, 2020 Women on Boards has become a respected global brand while building a reputation as a formidable advocate for advancing women to corporate boards. Learn more at www.2020WOB.com.