Perspectives: Women Who Excel 2013 – Breaking Through Barriers

cle_cs_perspectives_logo_0413What does Anthem do to support women in business? The same things we do to support every business leader — because women expect the same value, innovation and dedication as any other forward-thinking leader. How do we know? Our parent company was named a 2012 “Top 50 Company for Executive Women” by the National Association for Female Executives.

We also listen to the many women business leaders we serve to stay on target. Ohio is ranked No. 9 of the top 10 states for women-owned businesses. And as of 2012, there are more than 8.3 million women-owned businesses in the United States, generating about $1.3 trillion in revenue and employing 7.7 million people. Clearly, women have a voice in everything we do.

At Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, that means working hard every day to improve the lives of the people we serve.

Denise Tomechko, Vice President of National Account Management, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Denise Tomechko, Vice President of National Account Management, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield

With the help of many successful women, we’ve been able to:

■  Make meaningful connections with our members — from online groups to personal health coaching.

■  Develop leading health plans that reflect diverse needs in a changing market.

■  Teach people how their healthy choices influence the people around them.

■  Inspire kids and their families to choose (and stick with) healthy habits.

■  Help lower health care costs with new plans, new payment models and new technology.


Thanks to all the women who lead by example, extend helping hands to our communities and pave the way for the next generation of successful women. ●

Denise Tomechko is vice president of national account management for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Reach her at (800) 928-2902, or on Facebook at


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