Oliver Wyman announced that Nicole Gardner was among just 38 women to be inducted into the YW Academy of Women Leaders Class of 2012/13 at the 39 th Annual Academy of Women Leaders Salute Luncheon. The event, hosted by Carol Massor, Chief National Correspondent for Bloomberg Television, was held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel on February 15. For nearly 40 years, the Salute Luncheon has been one of the nation’s largest, most visible and important tributes to professional women leaders and the premiere event for showcasing trailblazing women in business. It has also been a venue for celebrating a range of businesses that have made diversity a priority in their companies. “I am honored to join the 3,000 extraordinary women inducted into the Academy,” said Nicole Gardner, Partner at Oliver Wyman. “Just as those before me paved the way for my success, I hope that my experience, and my commitment to diversity and inclusion, opens the door for many who will follow.” The YWCA of the City of New York’s CEO, Danielle Moss Lee said, “I can’t imagine more appropriate role models for the thousands of women, girls and boys that the YW serves every year and who work so hard to create opportunities for themselves and their families.” The first groundbreaking YWCA-NYC Academy of Women Leaders Salute Luncheon took place in 1974 to honor pioneering women in business, many of whom were the first to break through corporate glass ceilings and become senior executives. Salute honors the top women executives who have been recognized by their companies and colleagues for outstanding professional achievement, civic commitment, and leadership. The 2012/13 class joins a network of over 3,000 professionals and pioneers. About Oliver Wyman Oliver Wyman is a global leader in management consulting. With offices in 50+ cities across 25 countries, Oliver Wyman combines deep industry knowledge with specialized expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, and organization transformation. The firm's 3,000 professionals help clients optimize their business, improve their operations and risk profile, and accelerate their organizational performance to seize the most attractive opportunities. Oliver Wyman is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC). For more information, visit www.oliverwyman.com. Follow Oliver Wyman on Twitter @OliverWyman.