Notable Women in Insurance: Aditi Javeri Gokhale

Chief Commercial Officer & President of Investment Products and Services / Northwestern Mutual

  • Category: Notable Women in Insurance
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 11
  • Undergrad degree/university: B.S., Management Science and Minor in Economics – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Graduate degree/university: MBA, Management at Sloan School of Management – Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Last updated on October 26th, 2021 at 06:39 pm

In her role as chief commercial officer and president of Northwestern Mutual’s retail investment business, Aditi Javeri Gokhale has been instrumental in developing and driving the Milwaukee-based company’s strategy and go-to-market approach. 

Those efforts have helped the Fortune 90 firm earn record business results, including more than $33 billion in revenue, $2 trillion of life insurance protection and record net cash flows in its wealth business. 

As the most senior female at the company, a woman of color and a Milwaukeean, Javeri Gokhale champions initiatives that promote inclusivity and gender equity, helping pave the way for more women in the industry, colleagues say. 

She has oversight of Northwestern Mutual Future Ventures, which recently invested $40 million in startup companies founded by Black and women entrepreneurs. She also serves as the executive sponsor of Northwestern Mutual’s Women’s Initiative, which has helped the company grow its recruitment and retention of women. Last year, 50% of the company’s new hires were women, and it has implemented a return-to-work allowance for women advisors who become new parents. 

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