DON'T JUST UNDERSTAND RISK, LEARN WHEN TO AVOID IT, AND WHEN TO RUN STRAIGHT AT IT WITH ARMS WIDE OPEN.
It is with great passion that I have grown an idea into a realization. Each of us is unique, but are capable of taking the same techniques to build bright futures. While it is important to stay updated on changes within our individual industries, it is equally important that women spend time learning how to:
-Improve skills such as listening, speaking and comprehension
-Implement goal setting along with tracking systems for achievements
-Connect with female business leaders in a culture of kindness and support
-Gain Self empowerment through education in finance, health, and all things female
LIVE OUT LOUD
In 2008 I was hired as a mail clerk for a national Insurance Administrator. I worked extremely hard and within 12 months I was promoted to an Insurance Adjuster (doubling my hourly pay). Although my B.A. was in Art, I took a risk and jumped into certification courses, engaged with my colleagues and continued to power through. In 2013 I was hired by a national TPA and as their state Operations Manager, I created their entire California claims program. In 2016 I earned a Master's Degree in Corporate Leadership and moved into a Risk Management position overseeing a 9 million dollar claims program for an International Baking Company.
Within 10 years I had quadrupled my annual income.
Throughout my career I have attended numerous seminars, conferences and networking events that have fostered growth and knowledge of my industry, but I also witnessed a deficit. I sought out mentors, books and other women who were achieving great things. I used my love of people and passion to help others by sharing information and mentoring. With great women surrounding me and supporting my ideas, I decided to take the leap. The Professional Females In Risk Management is the result of my passion to empower and educate other women.
With knowledge and strength we can overcome, we can flourish and we can achieve great heights! This program is a way for me to share my heart and mind with each of you.
As this organization has organically grown, I have recognized the need for information, tools and networking with specialists in all areas of business and life. Each day we make decision and every decision holds a component of risk. Without the proper guidance or tools, the risk is higher and decisions more difficult. Therefore, The Pro F.I.R.M. has transcended and is hosting events that provide women education on an array of topics, opportunity to create friendships, a safe space to discuss concerns women in business face and fun! Let’s not forget the special empowerment charm that is special for each event.
My University education in Art and Business provide me a strong foundation for creativity and comprehension. My experience as the solo California employee for a National company allowed me to create an entire Workers Compensation Program from Utilization Review program and Medical Provider Network to Service Panel and Interactive programs for clients. As Risk Manager for an International Bakery, I have managed a $9 million+ National Workers Compensation and Auto programs. My creativity in claims management, direction in Team Building and ability to dissect claims for artful Plan of Actions resulted in a $2 million dollar program savings in reserve/collateral with 60% claim closure in the first 12 months. The continued work with my Team of Safety, HR, Claims and Service Partners has yielded an overall $5 million return in 3 years.
Through the creation of The Pro FIRM and nonprofit Karma & Blessings, my skills have grown to include Business Creation, Website Design, Quickbooks, Marketing, Social Media and Event Planning.
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
"What makes you different or weird- that's your strength."-
"I was once afraid of people saying 'Who does she think she is?' Now I have the courage to stand and say, 'This is who I am."
"You can't eat beauty, it doesn't sustain you. What is fundamentally beautiful is compassion, for yourself and those around you. That kind of beauty enflames the heart and enchants the soul."
Panel discussion with Zarina Hora and Kurt Leisure regarding Unconscious Bias: recognition, comprehension, training.
Mitigating Liability: Ways to minimize workers compensation liability through joinder of additional parties
Elevator Pitch: Finding your mission, creating a 60 second pitch and know who you are speaking with
Latinax Heritage Discussion and Interview
Female Empowerment Seminar: Beauty & Beast.. Be Both. Be Bold.
Panel Discussion- Catch the Facts! Claims Investigation
Women Success Stories in Risk Management
Sexual Harassment in 2018: How to Address the Court of Public Opinion and Prevent Sexual Misconduct in the Work Place
Team Building and creating a positive culture
Interview on The Pro FIRM and Karma & Blessings, advocate and philanthropic companies
I received a certificate from Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio for creation of Karma & Blessings and nonprofit work with at risk youth in the Inland Empire.
Interview discussion on navigating a career and time management
Interview on nonprofit August and December 2019
I received a certificate from Assemblyperson Eloise Reyes for supporting women in the Inland Empire.
I received a certificate from Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio for supporting women in business throughout California
Interview discussion on my career and philanthropic work
Article discussing The Pro FIRM
Industry Professional Nomination
Interview discussion on my philanthropic and child advocacy work in the Inland Empire
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