MILWAUKEE, July 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Leslie Barbi, senior vice president and head of public investments at Northwestern Mutual, has been selected as a 2018 Women Worth Watching honoree by Profiles in Diversity Journal.
Profiles in Diversity Journal promotes and advances diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and helps stimulate organizational change by showcasing the visionary leadership and committed individuals who are making it happen. Now in its 17th year, the annual Women Worth Watching award recognizes women in leadership worldwide, who represent and drive diversity within their spheres of influence.
"We are incredibly proud of Leslie and this well-deserved recognition for her commitment and achievements," said Ronald Joelson, EVP & Chief Investment Officer, Northwestern Mutual. "Leslie leads with a focus on innovation and improvement while fostering an inclusive learning culture. I am privileged to witness her accomplishments and efforts for Northwestern Mutual and for our community."
Since joining Northwestern Mutual in 2014, Barbi has successfully managed more than $110 billion in invested assets. She also plays an integral role in numerous internal committees to advance the company's strategy and culture as well as serving in several external leadership roles, such as the Froedtert Health Investment Committee and the United Performing Arts Fund Board. Barbi is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Fixed Income Forum.
Barbi holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Harvard University and an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago.
Profiles in Diversity Journal will honor Barbi and other recipients by featuring them in the 2018 Women Worth Watching magazine edition in August. View the full list of honorees here.
About Northwestern Mutual
Northwestern Mutual has been helping families and businesses achieve financial security for more than 160 years. Through a distinctive, whole-picture planning approach, we empower our clients to make the most of every single day and plan for important moments in their future. We combine the expertise of our financial professionals with a personalized digital experience to help our clients navigate their financial lives every day. With $265.0 billion in assets, $28.1 billion in revenues, and $1.8 trillion worth of life insurance protection in force, Northwestern Mutual delivers financial security to 4.5 million people who rely on us for life, disability income and long-term care insurance, annuities, brokerage and advisory services, trust services, and discretionary portfolio management solutions. The company manages more than $125 billion of client assets through its wealth management and investment services. Northwestern Mutual ranks 104 on the 2018 FORTUNE 500 and is recognized by FORTUNE® as one of the "World's Most Admired" life insurance companies in 2018.
Northwestern Mutual is the marketing name for The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company (NM), 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).
SOURCE Northwestern Mutual