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The Steamatic Canada Award for Woman of Distinction

 

AFTER A successful term as vice-president of underwriting at Gore Mutual, Anna McCrindell joined Travelers Canada in 2018 and currently leads the business insurance underwriting office. “I’m so surprised to have won this award,” she said. “I think all the nominees are tremendous women. I’m so honoured to just be on the list – to win was a pleasant surprise.”

 

McCrindell is part of the International Women’s Leadership Forum at Travelers and is a former chapter president of the Insurance Institute of Southwestern Ontario, where she successfully recruited three female leaders. She is also proud to have been among the inaugural group of 100 Women Who Care in London, Ontario.

 

“I really lucked out in this business in terms of having great mentors and great opportunities so that I can grow and really make a difference”

 

“I’ve been so fortunate to work with amazing women who are strong leaders,” she said. “I really lucked out in this business in terms of having great mentors and great opportunities so that I can grow and really make a difference.”

 

Supporting women in the industry is especially important to Nancy Raymond, president of award sponsor Steamatic Canada. “Being one of the few women owners of a national property restoration network, I’ve seen through the years the [increased] empowerment of women in the industry,” she said. “It’s an amazing industry: You can show your leadership, and there’s a lot of praise for being proactive, for leadership, for ambition.”

 

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