Jill wins Inspirational Woman of the Year award.
Our Chief Executive Jill Davies (right) has been named Inspirational Woman of the Year in recognition of her dedication to helping the community and inspiring others to succeed.
She received the accolade at The Enterprising Women and Integra Awards – an event to celebrate women in business, organised by East Midlands Chamber of Commerce.
It was a unanimous decision by the judges to choose Jill as the winner from all the nominations. On accepting her award, Jill told the audience all about her career – from aspirational teenager to Chief Executive of one of the UK’s leading health insurers, which was very well received.
Jill said: “I’m really delighted to accept this award. I feel privileged to have found a career in the healthcare sector, which has unleashed my potential to make a real difference to people’s lives.
“I succeeded our former Chief Executive, now Chairman, Graham Moore back in 2008 and I’m proud that I was able to carry on where he left off, guiding my hardworking team through a period of significant innovation and growth.
“I know that it can be difficult to balance a successful career in business with having a family but I feel extremely fortunate to have found a way to have the best of both. I’ve always believed that people’s attitude in life is crucial to success – and with a flexible, can-do attitude, you can inspire people and organisations to achieve the seemingly impossible.”
The event took place on 6 March at Thrumpton Hall, Nottinghamshire, to mark International Women’s Day. Jill was presented with her award by last year’s winner Liz Fothergill CBE – President of East Midlands Chamber.