Prestigious Women Awards Honorees: Rachel A. Sapoznik
Rachel Sapoznik is President and CEO of Sapoznik Insurance, a leader in employee benefits and wellness solutions. Recently acquired, Sapoznik Insurance, now a World Insurance Associates Company, customizes benefits packages while championing education and wellness initiatives that help control costs. Sapoznik has received numerous honors and is a passionate philanthropist.
Favorite quote: “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experiences to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
Fun fact: For better or worse, I love to sing.
How do you unwind after a long day of work? After a long day of work, I love to paint.
What challenges have you faced in your career, and how did you overcome them? Success and challenges go hand and hand. However, by facing my fears head on, I’ve been able to overcome those challenges and turn them into opportunities.
What has been the most monumental moment of your career thus far? I’ve had two monumental moments in my career. The first being fired by a large insurance agency upon having my second child, which led me to start Sapoznik Insurance. The second, that happened last year was having my agency acquired. Joining World Insurance has allowed me to expand my business and take our education first approach nationwide.
Who are your role models? My aunt Juliette has always been a role model for me. She was one of the strongest and most selfless women I knew. She had to work and raise six children on her own as a young widow and be the matriarch of our family.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten? Don’t give up, and a no is just a yes waiting to happen.
What advice would you give a young woman at the start of her career? The best advice that I can give anyone is to make sure that you are passionate about what you do. Otherwise, it is a very long and unfulfilling road.
How does being a woman has impacted your career? Being a woman in a male-dominated industry, I’m held to a higher standard. I’ve had to work much harder to be successful and to prove my worth.