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Awards and Recognition

Around the world, professional and governmental organizations, community groups and other institutions recognize Willis Towers Watson and our employees for excellence. 

Companywide excellence and industry leadership


Global recognition for companywide excellence and industry leadership

  • 2021 Insight Evolve Awards
    Embark, Willis Towers Watson’s HR software, received the Digital Innovation award from Insight.
  • 2018 Cyber Risk Broking Team of the Year Award
    Willis Towers Watson’s Cyber team received Advisen’s Cyber Risk Broking Team of the Year Award for expanding the understanding of cyber risk insurance in the wider marketplace.
  • The Everest Group BPS Top 50™
    In its fourth annual ranking of the world’s largest third-party providers of business process services (BPS), Willis Towers Watson was named one of "The Everest Group BPS Top 50™" 2018.
  • Global Outsourcing 100®
    In 2019, the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals included Willis Towers Watson on its Global Outsourcing 100 list for the eighth consecutive year.
  • Non-life transaction of the year at Trading Risk Awards
    Willis Towers Watson Securities and Generali were awarded the non-life transaction of the year at the 2017 Trading Risk Awards for their innovative Horse Capital I DAC structure. 
  • Top HR Product Award 2020
    WorkVue, Willis Towers Watson software based on the Reinventing Jobs methodology, won a Top HR Product award from Human Resource Executive magazine.
  • Insurance Insider Cyber Ranking Award
    Willis Towers Watson was awarded the Cyber Broking Innovation of the Year award for CyNav, a cyber solution for the maritime industry at The Insurance Insider Cyber Ranking awards 2020.
  • 2017 Insurance Insider Honors
    Willis Towers Watson was recognized in two areas (Inclusion and Diversity and Reinsurance Transaction of the Year) at the Insurance Insider Honors 2017. The annual awards program recognizes excellence in the reinsurance and global specialty industries.
  • Actuarial Post's 2017 Software of the Year award
    Willis Towers Watson's RiskAgility Suite software team received Actuarial Post's 2017 Software of the Year award, which is decided by public vote. RiskAgility Suite forms part of our Solutions for Life portfolio of integrated software, technology and consulting services.
  • 2019 Health Insurance Awards
    Willis Towers Watson received three 2019 awards for health insurance advisor: Best Advisor for Group Protection, Best Advisor Sales and Retention Team, and Rising Star Advisor (Daniel Steen).
  • International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Gold Quill Awards
    The Communication and Change Management team at Willis Towers Watson won four IABC International Gold Quill Awards in 2020: one Award of Excellence and three Awards of Merit.
  • Asset Management Awards 2020
    Financial News awarded Willis Towers Watson’s Multi-Asset team the Multi-Asset Manager of the Year Award at the 19th annual Asset Management Awards.

Regional and national recognition for excellence and industry leadership

  • European Captive Review Awards
    Willis Towers Watson was awarded Actuarial Firm of the Year and Captive Manager of the Year 2020 by Captive Review.
  • Captive International’s Cayman Awards
    Willis Towers Watson received Captive International’s 2020 Captive Management Individual Award and Reinsurance Broker Award, and was highly commended for the following categories: captive management, feasibility studies, reinsurance individuals and actuarial.
  • Best Reserving Solution and Best Data Solution Awards 2019
    Willis Towers Watson’s Insurance Consulting and Technology business received two Insurance ERM Awards (U.K. and Europe): Best Reserving Solution for ResQ and Best Data Solution for DataValidator.
  • Analytics Solution of the Year 2020
    Willis Towers Watson's Insurance Consulting and Technology business won Analytics Solution of the Year at the 2020 Insurance ERM awards for its industry-leading software Radar Live. (U.K. and Europe).
  • End-to-End ERM Solution of the Year and Data Solution of the Year 2020
    Willis Towers Watson's Insurance Consulting and Technology business won two Solution of the Year awards at the 2020 Insurance ERM awards for the industry-leading software solutions Unify and DataValidator (U.S.).
  • Insurance Consulting Team of the Year 2019
    Willis Towers Watson was named the Insurance Consulting Team of the year by Business Insurance magazine during its annual U.S. Insurance awards.
  • HR Vendor of the Year Awards 2019
    Willis Towers Watson won two gold awards (Best Employee Engagement Platform and Best Total Rewards Consulting) and a bronze award for Best Employee Engagement Consultancy at Singapore’s 2019 HR Vendors of the Year Awards. We also won gold as the Best Compensation & Benefits Consultancy at the Awards in Hong Kong. Willis Towers Watson has been recognized at the HR Vendor Awards for three consecutive years.
  • 2018 Pension Age Awards
    Willis Towers Watson won two 2018 Pensions Age Awards, including one for investment innovation, which went to our Asset Management Exchange, and one for innovation, which went to our LifeSight business. Our Risk Solution Transaction team’s client, American Express U.K. Pension Plan, also received an award for the best risk management exercise, which involved using our Asset Liability software to track pricing with an insurer.
  • Transformational Deal of the Year award
    Willis Towers Watson India Insurance Brokers were awarded the Transformational Deal of the Year at the Banking Financial Services and Insurance Awards 2018.
  • Solar Project Insurance Provider of the Year Award
    Willis Towers Watson India Insurance Brokers received the Solar Project Insurance Provider of the Year award at the India Solar Week 2018 in New Delhi.
  • Asia’s Captive Consultant Award 2018
    Willis Towers Watson won the Captive Consultant Award in the inaugural Asia Captive Awards 2018, recognizing the emerging markets captive insurance and risk management industry.
  • Best Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) end-to-end solution
    Willis Towers Watson’s process transformation technology, Unify, was awarded Best ERM end-to-end solution at the InsuranceERM Awards 2017.
  • Asian Risk Advisor of the Year 2017
    Willis Towers Watson was named Asian Risk Advisor of the Year at the Strategic Risk Awards.
  • 2017 Asia Insurance Industry Awards: Broker of the Year
    Willis Towers Watson was named Broker of the Year at the Asia Insurance Industry Awards.
  • InsuranceAsia News: Institutional Asset Management Awards 2019
    Willis Towers Watson was recognized in InsuranceAsia News’s Institutional Asset Management Awards 2019. The recognition underscores our commitment to providing clients with solutions that create sustainable, competitive advantage in their portfolio or business strategies.
  • European and U.K. Captive Awards 2017
    Willis Towers Watson was recognized in three areas (Captive Manager of the Year, Actuarial Firm of the Year and Employee Benefits Consultant of the Year) at the European and U.K. Captive Awards.
  • U.S. The 2020 Stevie Awards
    Willis Towers Watson’s Via Benefits University, was awarded the 2020 Stevie Award for Best Customer Service Training Program (Silver Stevie).

    Willis Towers Watson was also awarded the 2020 Stevie Awards for Customer Service Department of the Year (Silver Stevie), and Best Customer Feedback Strategy (Bronze Stevie).
  • 2017 U.S. Captive Awards
    Willis Towers Watson won two awards at the U.S. Captive Awards in the categories of Employee Benefits Consultant and Captive Health Care Specialist. 
  • Insurance Age U.K. Broker Awards 2020
    Willis Towers Watson Networks was awarded the 2020 Network of the Year award.
  • U.K. Association of Business Psychologists Workforce Experience Awards 2020
    Saville Assessment won the Excellence in Assessment award for its bespoke digital assessment process for recruiting sales representatives
  • 2019 U.K. Captive Review Awards
    Willis Towers Watson was awarded U.K. Actuarial Business of the Year by Captive Review.
  • 2017 European Risk Management Awards
    Willis Towers Watson received two awards (Captive Management Solution of the Year and Broker Innovation of the Year) at the European Risk Management Awards. The awards are led by the Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) in conjunction with Commercial Risk Europe (CRE), the publication for the European corporate risk and insurance management community.
  • Business Superbrand
    In the U.K., Willis Towers Watson earned a spot on the list of Business Superbrands in 2017.
  • Corporate Innovation Award: Health and Wellness Vertical
    Willis Towers Watson was the recipient of the Corporate Innovation Award: Health and Wellness Vertical at the Plug and Play 2017 Winter Summit.
  • Corporate INTL 2017 Global Awards
    Willis Towers Watson was recognized at the annual Corporate INTL Global Awards for Business Risk Management Consulting Firm of the Year in Egypt, Energy Risk Management Consulting Firm of the Year in Canada and Public Sector Risk Consulting Firm of the Year in England. In addition, Willis Re won the award for U.K. Engineering & Construction Reinsurance Consulting Firm of the Year.
  • Business Leadership Award for Human Capital Management
    Ventana Research awarded Willis Towers Watson this honor in 2017.
  • Digital PR and Social Media Awards
    Willis Towers Watson received top honors in PR Daily’s 2017 Digital PR and Social Media Awards for the Health Care Marketing category in the U.S.
  • Singapore’s Best Remuneration Consultant
    Willis Towers Watson was awarded Gold for Best Remuneration Consultant, and Silver for Best Employee Engagement Consultant and Solution Provider at the HR Vendor awards in 2017.
  • Risk Consulting Initiative and Captive Healthcare Specialist Awards
    In 2018, Willis Towers Watson earned a Risk Consulting Initiative award and a Captive Healthcare Specialist award in the U.S.

Environmental, social and governance


Global recognition for environmental, social and governance

  • Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index
    For the third consecutive year, Willis Towers Watson was selected for the 2021 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for a commitment to creating a more equal and inclusive workplace.
  • Winning W Company
    Willis Towers Watson was named a Winning W Company by 2020 Women on Boards for achieving at least 20% women on its corporate board before the year 2030.
  • Diversity Value Index
    For the fourth consecutive year, Talent Management included Willis Towers Watson in its Diversity Value Index in 2017.
  • Diversity and Inclusion Honor Roll
    Willis Towers Watson has earned a place on Exelon’s Diversity and Inclusion Honor Roll since 2011.

Regional and national recognition for environmental, social and governance

  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality
    2015 – 2021 The Human Rights Campaign named Willis Towers Watson one of the Best Places to Work for LGBT+ Equality on their Corporate Equality Index.
  • Diversity Champion 2017 – 2020
    Willis Towers Watson is a member of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions program, Britain’s leading best-practice employers' forum for sexual orientation and gender identity equality.

Employer of choice


National recognition as an employer of choice

  • Top Companies for Graduates to Work for in 2020 – 2021
    In the U.K., Willis Towers Watson ranked 58th among the Top 100 Companies for Graduates to Work for in 2020 – 2021 by The JobCrowd.
  • Women in Governance Certification 2018 – 2020
    Willis Towers Watson Canada was recognized with a Parity Certification for the third consecutive year from Women in Governance for its exceptional commitment to gender equality.

Major recognition earned by individual Willis Towers Watson colleagues


Global recognition of individual colleagues

  • Horatio Alger Award
    Willis Towers Watson CEO, John Haley, was selected to receive the 2019 Horatio Alger Award and was inducted as a new member of the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans in 2019.
  • 2019 ModelOff World Championship
    Andrew Ngai, an associate director in Willis Towers Watson’s Insurance Consulting and Technology business, was announced as the winner of the annual ModelOff World Championship 2019, a global financial modeling competition.
  • 2018 Power Broker Award Winners and Finalists
    Three Willis Towers Watson commercial/property casualty brokers were recognized by Risk & Insurance magazine for providing clients with innovative solutions and outstanding service. Michael Perron, Power Generation practice leader, was named to the magazine’s Power Broker list for renewable energy, while Kenneth Dolan and James O'Dell were named finalists in the transportation and health care sectors.
  • 2018 Toby Merrill Award for Excellence
    Peter Foster, executive vice president in Willis Towers Watson’s Executive Risk practice, received the 2018 Toby Merrill Award for Excellence in recognition of his work providing cybersecurity and technology strategic risk management advice and risk transfer services to large multinational corporations.
  • 2018 Break-Out Award Winners
    Business Insider chose Issy Bustamante, La’Vonda McLean and Heather Wilkinson as recipients of its 2018 Break Out Awards, which recognizes outstanding work in the commercial insurance and risk management sector.
  • 2018 Directors to Watch
    Anna C. Catalano, who serves on Willis Towers Watson’s board of directors was recognized by Directors & Boards magazine as a 2018 Directors to Watch honoree.
  • Elite Women in Insurance 2017
    Anne Pullum, chief administrative officer and head of Strategy and Innovation at Willis Towers Watson, was named to the Elite Women 2017 list by Insurance Business America magazine.

Regional and national recognition of individual colleagues

  • Power Broker® Rising Stars
    Four Willis Towers Watson colleagues were included on the 2020 Risk and Insurance list of Power Broker® Rising Stars in North America, continuing a trend of multiple wins for Willis Towers Watson brokers over the past several years.
  • EMEA Virtual Awards & Leadership Conference
    Elizabeth Carbonaro, regional head of the Global Captive practice for Western Europe, was recognized as a 2020 Women to Watch by Business Insurance at their 2020 awards conference.
  • 100 Most Influential Women in European Finance
    Luba Nikulina, global head of Research, was honored as one of the 100 Most Influential Women in European Finance, 2020.
  • Powerlist Award
    Netsai Mangwende, head of Finance for Great Britian, was named in the 2020 Powerlist of Britain’s most influential people of African and African Caribbean heritage.
  • U.K. Women in Finance 2020 Award
    Marisa Hall, co-head of the Thinking Ahead Group, Willis Towers Watson, was named Woman of the Year for her global advocacy work for sustainability, culture and I&D in the financial services industry.
  • 2021 Global 100
    Nicolas Aubert, head of Great Britain, and Peter Foster, chairman of Global FINEX Cyber and Cyber Risk Solutions, were included on Insurance Business’s Global 100 list of outstanding industry professionals who are making a positive impact and driving change.
  • France’s 2018 Most Influential Woman in Insurance
    Anne Cavel, head of Health and Benefits for France, was honored by News Assurances Pro as France’s 2018 Most Influential Woman in Insurance.
  • 2018 Timewise Power 50 awards
    Sadie Scaife, senior director, Risk Solutions, was named in the 2018 Timewise Power 50 awards, which celebrate the U.K.'s top flexible and part-time workers in business critical roles with non-traditional working patterns.
  • Top HR Influencers in Spain
    Ana Matarranz was named to HR Digital's list of the Top HR Influencers in Spain called "Influential + Human Resources," a pioneering initiative by RRHHDigital.com that allows readers to vote for the most influential person in human resources in Spain in the current year.
  • Women to Watch Honorees
    Willis Towers Watson FINEX executive Olivia Cooper, U.K., was named a Women to Watch at the 2018 13th Annual Women to Watch awards.

    In North America, Alice Underwood, the global leader of the company’s Insurance Consulting and Technology business, was among Business Insurance’s 2017 Women to Watch honorees.
  • Latin America Reinsurance Awards
    Tony Phillips, managing director of Willis Re Latin America, was named 2017 Reinsurance Broking CEO of the Year at Reactions Latin America Reinsurance Awards.
  • United Kingdom’s New Year Honours List
    Rowan Douglas, head of Willis Towers Watson’s Capital Science and Policy group, was made a CBE in the United Kingdom’s 2016 New Year Honours List for services to the economy through risk, insurance and sustainable growth. The CBE is one of the U.K.'s highest national honors, bestowed by The Queen for distinguished service and innovation in any field.