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Marsh to Host Risk and Insurance Hackathon for Women

New York   |   March 08, 2019

#rewrite Event to Empower Women to Create Next-gen Insurtech Solutions

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2019, Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and innovative risk management solutions, announces that it will host a hackathon event April 6-7 in New York and Phoenix designed to introduce more women to insurtech.

Called #ReWRITE — for Women, Risk, Insurance, Technology, Empowerment — the hackathon aims to provide women of different backgrounds and experiences a unique opportunity to learn, network, and create next-generation insurtech solutions. Participants will be organized into small teams to solve for a risk management challenge using emerging technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, and internet of things. Marsh will feature and award the winning team at RIMS 2019, the largest risk event of the year. The first place team will receive a monetary award of $25,000, and the runner up team will receive $15,000.

The #ReWRITE event is part of Marsh’s commitment to accelerating the advancement of women in the industry and is supported by Girls in Tech, a global non-profit that works to put an end to gender inequality in high-tech industries and startups.

“The risk and insurance industry is quickly evolving due to emerging tech and a huge influx of investment in insurtech. #ReWRITE puts our commitment to gender equality into action and provides women the opportunity to be at the forefront of this evolution and create innovative digital products,” said Sastry Durvasula, Chief Digital Officer and Chief Data and Analytics Officer, Marsh.

Adriana Gascoigne, Founder and CEO of Girls in Tech, added: “We are excited to collaborate with Marsh on the #ReWRITE hackathon and other future initiatives that inspire women to innovate and use their voices to build the futures they want to see.”

The winning teams will be chosen from a judging panel of industry experts and several technology and digital companies will partner to sponsor the #ReWRITE initiative.  

For more information about the hackathon, including registration and sponsorship opportunities, visit: https://marshrewrite.eventbrite.com.

About Marsh

Marsh is the world’s leading insurance broker and risk adviser. With over 35,000 colleagues operating in more than 130 countries, Marsh serves commercial and individual clients with data driven risk solutions and advisory services. Marsh is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), the leading global professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. With annual revenue over US$15 billion and 75,000 colleagues worldwide, MMC helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment through four market-leading firms: Marsh, Guy Carpenter, Mercer, and Oliver Wyman. Follow Marsh on Twitter @MarshGlobal; LinkedIn; Facebook; and YouTube, or subscribe to BRINK.