MILWAUKEE, March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- BLACK ENTERPRISE, the leading business, investing, and wealth-building magazine for African Americans, has selected Kamilah Williams-Kemp, vice president of long-term care for Northwestern Mutual, as one of its 2017 Most Powerful Women in Business.
The list recognizes the highest-ranking and most influential African American female executives, celebrating the achievements of women of color. Williams-Kemp is being recognized for her contributions to Northwestern Mutual, her impact on the insurance industry, and for outstanding leadership in developing and encouraging women leaders.
"Kamilah is an inspiring example of a leader who is deeply committed not just to her work, but to all those she encounters each day," said Jo Eisenhart, senior vice president of human resources at Northwestern Mutual. "Through her authentic leadership style and passion for developing and mentoring others, she is a powerful role model to women at Northwestern Mutual and beyond."
The special feature appeared in the January/February issue of BLACK ENTERPRISE, as well as on BlackEnterprise.com. Those selected for the list were also honored at a Power Lunch during the annual Women of Power Summit, on March 10 in Phoenix.
Williams-Kemp is responsible for leading the long-term care product vision and strategy for Northwestern Mutual, managing product line performance and overseeing long-term care operations. She joined Northwestern Mutual in 1999 as an underwriter in the disability income department and has since held several roles throughout the company. Williams-Kemp earned a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University and an MBA with honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. In 2016, she was recognized as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America by Savoy Magazine and was recently featured in the Winter 2016/Spring 2017 issue of African American Career World Magazine as a Top African American Business Leader.
About Northwestern Mutual
Northwestern Mutual has been helping families and businesses achieve financial security for 160 years. Our financial representatives build relationships with clients through a distinctive planning approach that integrates risk management with wealth accumulation, preservation and distribution. With $250.4 billion in assets, $28.2 billion in revenues, and more than $1.6 trillion worth of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual delivers financial security to more than 4.4 million people who rely on us for insurance and investment solutions, including life, disability income and long-term care insurance; annuities; trust services; mutual funds; and investment advisory products and services. Northwestern Mutual ranks 100 on the 2016 FORTUNE 500, and is recognized by FORTUNE® as one of the "World's Most Admired" life insurance companies in 2016.
Northwestern Mutual is the marketing name for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Milwaukee, WI (life and disability insurance, annuities, and life insurance with long-term care benefits) and its subsidiaries. Northwestern Mutual and its subsidiaries offer a comprehensive approach to financial security solutions including: life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability income insurance, annuities, life insurance with long-term care benefits, investment products, and advisory products and services. Subsidiaries include Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC (NMIS) (securities), broker-dealer, registered investment adviser, member FINRA and SIPC; the Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company (NMWMC) (fiduciary and fee-based financial planning services), federal savings bank; and Northwestern Long Term Care Insurance Company (NLTC) (long-term care insurance).
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