Oswald Companies to Accept Advancement Award at 2016 Women of Distinction Luncheon May 20

oswaldcompanies May 17, 2016

CLEVELAND – May 17, 2016 – Oswald Companies has been selected to receive the Advancing Women Award, at the 2016 Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon, presented by Girl Scouts of North East Ohio, Friday, May 20, at the Union Club, Cleveland.

Oswald was chosen for this honor for its proven commitment to promoting the advancement of women in the workplace, including: mentorship and sponsorship programs at the company, work/life balance support, community engagement, supplier diversity, women’s leadership and management and affinity groups/affiliations.

In early 2013, Oswald launched its breakthrough women’s initiative, the Oswald Women’s Leadership Council, which today serves as an industry model for women’s development and advancement. Learn more about the Oswald Women’s Leadership Council.

Girl Scouts of North East Ohio established the Women of Distinction award to honor women who go above and beyond to make our communities better places to live, work, and raise a family. The women honored are selected for their remarkable achievements as business, community, and civic leaders dedicated to supporting opportunities for women and girls. The luncheon raises funds for scholarships and financial aid for girls in need. Learn more at

Oswald Women On The Move: Cathy Kosin, Oswald Women’s Leadership Council Co-Chair, was recently promoted to Market Leader for Oswald’s Detroit Office. Kosin is a Senior Vice President with Oswald. With this advancement, Oswald now has women leading two of its offices, including Moira Lyon, who is Market Leader for Oswald Cincinnati.

About Oswald Companies

Founded in 1893, Cleveland-based and employee-owned, Oswald is one of the nation’s largest independent insurance brokerage and risk management firms. As a proud member of Assurex Global, the world’s largest association of privately held insurance brokers, our risk management can service and support the needs of our clients throughout the U.S. and worldwide. Learn more at