July 14, 2017 | last updated July 14, 2017 2:52 pm
40 Under Forty 2017

Julia Monique Johnson

Photo | J. Fiereck Photography
Photo | J. Fiereck Photography
Photo | J. Fiereck Photography
(From left to right) Jacob A. Hunter, Julia Monique Johnson, Katie Hanley, Paul Diego Holzer and Karen T. Taylor.

Age: 36

Company: Willis Towers Watson

Title: Personal Risk Advisor

Town where I live: Bloomfield

Town where I work: Hartford

College: Bay Path University, Albertus Magnus College

Fun Fact

I am writing a book about my unique life experiences, which were ultimately the catalyst to my success.


What do you do in your current job? I deliver boutique risk advisory services to highly successful individuals.

What are your goals in your current job? I focus on my client's financial security so they have peace of mind and can focus on their life passions.

What's your biggest passion? My biggest passion is giving my community more than I take. I firmly believe to whom much is given much is required.

What are your future professional aspirations? I would like to change professions. I have been in sales for 15 years; my next endeavor is transitioning out of production and into operations. I am seeking a chance to launch a more meaningful, exciting and potentially challenging career.

How are you involved in the community? I believe I can improve the world by serving, mentoring, supporting and nurturing the communities where I live and conduct business. It is my duty to help in whatever capacity needed.

What do you hope Greater Hartford will be like in 10 years? To improve the financial stability of many of its residents. When parents are struggling to pay for essentials such as housing, food, education, health care and childcare, it can cause strain and anxiety that affects the children's healthy growth and development. Much of the work I do in the community supports this dream. As an energetic and vigorous member of United Way's Women Leadership Council, facilitator for community conversations on the Affordable Care Act and a budget and student success coach I am playing an active role in fulfilling this dream for Greater Hartford.

List four reasons why you deserve to be a 40 Under Forty: Women at Willis Towers Watson — Founded Hartford chapter in 2015; an affinity network designed for colleagues celebrating diversity and inclusion. Provided sweat equity to several nonprofits in their quest to increase personal and financial stability for Greater Hartford residents, including Dress for Success Hartford, United Way of Central and Northeastern CT, High School Inc., My Brother's Keeper, North Central Regional Mental Health Board and Phillips Metropolitan CME Church. Member of 2016 United Way Power of the Purse Steering Committee. In Aug. 2016 I spoke at Columbia University at the fifth annual Young Liberian Summit about career advancement and tapping into your network.

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