Latest Award Marks Third Consecutive Year That Lincoln Financial Executive Has Been Named to the List
10 September 2015

RADNOR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC) announced today that Karen Fowler-Williams, senior vice president of Employee Relations, has received Profiles in Diversity Journal’s 2015 Women Worth Watching® award in recognition of her passion, potential and positive influence inside and outside the workplace. The women highlighted in this year’s issue represent corporations, government agencies and nonprofits from across North America and Europe.

Fowler-Williams joined Lincoln Financial Group in 1989, and she has been an integral part of the company’s Human Resources leadership team, which is responsible for HR governance enterprise-wide. In her role, she oversees HR policy development, employee relations, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) compliance and risk management, threat assessment, recognition, tuition reimbursement, and other employee programs.

“Karen’s continued career growth and success, along with her commitment to those around her, serve as a true inspiration for women in the workforce and in the community,” said Allison Green, senior vice president and chief diversity officer for Lincoln Financial Group. “She joins 100 other business trailblazers, who are well-deserving of this honor for their tireless contributions and renowned leadership abilities in their respective business. We extend to her our sincere congratulations for receiving this award.”

As part of her submission for the award, Fowler-Williams advised others to “take the risky path not the safe one.”

The magazine’s annual September/October issue celebrates the achievements and personalities of 100 leading women executives, who are nominated by their colleagues, peers and mentors, for their initiative and achievements. To be considered for the award, nominees must hold a senior executive management position, sit on the board of directors, or report to the president or chief executive officer of the organization. Selection criteria also include demonstrating how they have distinguished themselves in their career or chosen field.

About Profiles in Diversity Journal

Profiles in Diversity Journal® is a bimonthly magazine dedicated to promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the corporate, government, nonprofit, higher education, and military sectors. For more than 16 years, the publication has helped to stimulate organizational change by showcasing the visionary leadership, innovative programs, and committed individuals that are making it happen. For more information, visit

About Lincoln Financial Group

Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help empower Americans to take charge of their financial lives with confidence and optimism. Today, more than 17 million customers trust our retirement, insurance and wealth protection expertise to help address their lifestyle, savings and income goals, as well as to guard against long-term care expenses. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $223 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2015. Learn more at: Find us on Facebook, Twitter (@lincolnfingroup), LinkedIn and YouTube. To sign up for email alerts, please visit our Newsroom at




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