KANSAS CITY, MO, June 19, 2019 – Monica Wilkens, chief digital and marketing officer for digital insurance broker Mylo, has been recognized as one of Kansas City’s most accomplished and influential businesswomen by the Kansas City Business Journal’s 2019 Women Who Mean Business.
This prestigious honor, now in its 20th year, is awarded to women who have made significant leadership contributions to their businesses and community. Only 25 women are selected through a rigorous nomination process that weighs not only their professional achievements but also their impact on the Kansas City community and the advancement of women in business.
Monica led the launch of industry-disrupting digital insurance broker Mylo for Lockton Companies in 2015, drawing on two decades of forward-thinking strategic leadership for Helzberg Diamonds, Willowbrook Partners and Lockton.
Combining big picture vision, a laser focus on customer needs and a highly empathetic leadership style, Monica has helped Mylo deliver three years of month-over-month double-digit revenue growth. And she is blazing a trail for female innovators that has helped Kansas City earn the distinction of one of the best cities for women in tech.
Monica puts a special focus on helping women achieve their career goals by feeling both supported and challenged to own their ideas and see them through. Driven by her own challenges as a single mom, she’s an outspoken champion of creating a flexible and supportive work environment for mothers with big career aspirations.
“Throughout my career, I’ve had constant support from family, friends and coworkers. I love being in a place now where I can mentor and inspire other women to pursue their career ambitions with fierce intensity,” Wilkens said. “My proudest moments have been watching women I’ve mentored discover their own vision and voice, allowing their confidence to blossom – and their careers to take off.”
This is Monica’s fourth leadership award in three years. She was honored on two consecutive TechWeek 100 lists in 2017 and 2018 for her significant contributions to Kansas City’s innovation community. And she received national recognition for her achievements in transforming the insurance industry on Insurance Business America’s 2019 Hot 100 list. For Monica, the most meaningful part of this recognition is the opportunity to inspire other women to pursue transformational roles in their companies.
“Monica has been instrumental in building and growing our business,” said David Embry, Mylo CEO. “She is a great leader who really gets Mylo's vision, and her can-do attitude is second to none. We are lucky to have her on the team.”
About MONICA WILKENS
MONICA WILKENS is chief marketing and digital officer for Mylo, with 20 years of experience building brand equity, creating superior customer experiences and driving success through technology and innovation. A veteran innovation leader at Willowbrook Partners, Helzberg Diamonds and Lockton, Monica directs Mylo’s marketing strategy, strategic partnerships, brand development, customer experience, lead generation and marketing automation.
MYLO is a digital insurance agency that makes it easy for businesses and individuals to get expert advice, compare top-rated insurance products from multiple carriers and easily purchase coverage for business, group health, home, auto, life and individual health. Launched in 2015 by Lockton, the world's largest privately held independent insurance broker, Mylo offers expert insurance recommendations online or over the phone with licensed agents. For more information, visit https://choosemylo.com.
About WOMEN WHO MEAN BUSINESS
WOMEN WHO MEAN BUSINESS has been an annual feature of the Kansas City Business Journal for 20 years. Those honored in the program represent leadership in every corner of business in Kansas City. 2019 honorees will be featured in a special Aug. 23 supplement and celebrated at a luncheon at the Overland Park Convention Center. Follow the Kansas City Business Journal at https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity.
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