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Aon, CNA And WING Proud Sponsors Of 2015 Voices Live Chicago Conference, Celebrating Women In Insurance Technology


CHICAGO, March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aon plc, CNA and the Women's Insurance Networking Group (WING) collectively sponsored the 2015 Voices Live Chicago Event supporting the growing role of women in insurance technology. Part of the larger, week-long Voices Global Conference, the Chicago event, which took place on Friday, March 13, 2015, provided a platform for women from around the globe to discuss, collaborate and celebrate the contributions of women in the technology insurance industry.

This event, organized by WING, the Illinois Technology Foundation (ITF) and Global Tech Women, featured a diverse, multi-generational panel followed by a roundtable discussion of inspirational stories about personal missions to engage women in technology. The discussion was moderated by Margaret Resce Milkint, managing partner of The Jacobson Group and co-founder of WING, and David Mendelsohn, partner of DLA Piper and co-founder of WING. Panelists included:

  • Arti Arora, Director, Knowledge Sharing, Aon
  • Marisa Cabrera, IT Rotational Program Associate, CNA
  • Cynthia Clarke, Chief Information Officer, Mesirow Financial
  • Danelle Kent, Consultant, SWC Technology Partners 
  • Deanne Hettich, Vice President, Practice Leadership, Aon 
  • Jeff Hughes, Vice President, Information Technology, CNA 

"We are thrilled to be a part of such an empowering event," said Nichole Barnes Marshall, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Aon.  "With fewer women joining the tech workforce, it is events like these that inspire women to get involved and find new avenues to engage their professional expertise."

"Technology professionals are in demand and recruiting women into the insurance industry continues to be of the upmost importance," said Sarah Pang, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications and Community Involvement, CNA. "The technology industry is constantly evolving, so bringing in new, diverse talent is a growing focus at CNA."

"Despite the strides being made within the insurance industry, female technology professionals continue to be outpaced by their male counterparts," said Margaret Resce Milkint, Managing Partner, The Jacobson Group. "This event allowed women and enlightened males, who are at the forefront of the technology and insurance industry, to come together and discuss the important issue of promoting diversity and inclusion within this space."

To learn more about the Voices Live Chicago event, view the presentation slide deck.  To learn more about the larger global conference, visit

About Aon
Aon plc is a leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 66,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120 countries via innovative and effective risk and people solutions and through industry-leading global resources and technical expertise. Aon has been named repeatedly as the world's best broker, best insurance intermediary, reinsurance intermediary, captives manager and best employee benefits consulting firm by multiple industry sources. Visit for more information on Aon and to learn about Aon's global and principle partnership with Manchester United.

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About CNA
Serving businesses and professionals since 1897, CNA is the country's seventh largest commercial insurance writer and the 13th largest property and casualty company.  CNA's insurance products include standard commercial lines, specialty lines, surety, marine and other property and casualty coverages. CNA's services include risk management, information services, underwriting, risk control and claims administration.  For more information, please visit CNA at "CNA" is a service mark registered by CNA Financial Corporation with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Certain CNA Financial Corporation subsidiaries use the "CNA" service mark in connection with insurance underwriting and claims activities.

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About the Women's Insurance Networking Group (WING):
The Women's Insurance Networking Group (WING) was launched by Margaret Resce Milkint, managing partner of The Jacobson Group, and David Mendelsohn, partner of DLA Piper. WING provides a platform for networking among the insurance industry's female leaders and enlightened males, those who understand the importance of diversity and equality in leadership in the industry.

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Brin Segal, 847-480-4881, Aon
Brandon Davis, 312-822-5167, CNA
Nicole St. Martin, 312-884-0491, The Jacobson Group, representing WING

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