Regence BlueShield President Claire Verity honored as a 2021 Woman of Influence
Regence BlueShield Market President Claire Verity was among 15 Seattle-area business leaders recognized this month at the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 2021 Women of Influence Awards. The annual awards honor women “who have the authority and power to move the needle in their business, are respected for accomplishments within their industries, give back to the community, and are sought out as respected advisors and mentors within their field of influence.”
Verity was honored along with leaders from Amazon, Microsoft, Nintendo of America, Providence and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
Verity spoke at the awards event about lessons she’s learned in her career and the importance of mentorship to support other women leaders (watch her full remarks below).
In a Puget Sound Business Journal Q&A published as part of the awards, Claire said she was committed to transforming health care and making it more economically sustainable as part of her role leading Regence in Washington. “We need to make the health care system work better for Americans and their families.”
Throughout her career, Claire has been committed to mentoring other women leaders and helping them succeed. This is more important than ever as millions of women have left the U.S. workforce because of the pandemic, she said.
“I’d like to see more women, women of color and those with diverse backgrounds have more representation as CEOs and in key decision-making roles,” Verity said. “We need to start investing in developing women to be our future leaders. We’ve made some good strides over the past decade but have much more to do. Make it a personal commitment to mentor a woman in your own workplace. Do more.”
Verity’s work in health care started early in her career and keeps inspiring her to this day. “Physical and mental health are core to our wellbeing, and I count it as a privilege and a significant responsibility that my work enables me to help people lead healthier lives.”