Specialty insurer QBE North America celebrated International Women’s Day by announcing three scholarship recipients from St. John’s University as part of a QBE Women in Insurance Scholarship Program.

Sharon Adickes, Allison Conboy and Sylvia Watroba were each awarded a $5,000 scholarship in support of their pursuit of an undergraduate or graduate level degree. The three winners, all juniors majoring in risk management and insurance, were selected by St. John’s University School of Risk Management Scholarship Committee.

“Ensuring women have equal access to growth, development and advancement opportunities all starts with a good education,” said Erin Fry, QBE’s senior vice president, specialty programs. “To encourage an inclusive workforce with employees of all backgrounds, it’s important to help build a pipeline of talented women who can step into the leadership roles of our industry’s future. Our employee group wants to support one another but also take action to solidify the growing presence of women in leadership in insurance.”

Source: QBE NA