Announcing the 2021 RISE Award Winners
RISE stands for Rising Insurance Star Executives. The RISE Award designation goes to those who truly embody RISE. 2021 is the 5th annual RISE Awards and a common theme throughout all of the nominations we received was resilience, a desire to help others, and a passion for the insurance industry.
The young professionals below are receiving the RISE Award as a testament to their achievements in their career thus far and their communities. All winners are under 40 or have less than 10 years in the insurance industry.
We are so proud of what each of them have accomplished and cannot wait to follow and see what they do next!
2021 MENTOR OF THE YEAR
RISE Mentor of the Year is a prestigious award which recognizes the hard work and time commitment put in by those who mentor our RISE community. A mentor is a counselor who helps develop self-awareness, character, skills, goal development and fulfillment. They provide guidance and accountability. Characteristics of a good mentor include: self-awareness, good listener, humility, committed, personal investment in mentee, patience, and persistence. Whether part of our program or on their own, mentees nominate their mentors and we have the difficult job to narrow it down to just one recipient.
Vice President Innovation
EMC Insurance Companies
CONGRATULATIONS: ANGELA NOBLE
“Angela and I were matched as a part of RISE's Mentorship Program this Spring and she could not have been a more perfect match in every aspect. Angela guided me through one of the toughest times in my career... It was during this time that she gave me her undivided attention and wisdom to help me navigate this unfamiliar territory. I couldn't have asked for a better mentor, especially as a young woman in insurance, where we are the minority. Angela has given me the confidence and courage to look and strive to be a better version of myself.
I am the next generation. We are the next face of insurance. I never understood the real importance of a mentor until Angela. Her impact on my career has no words to fully describe. To have a mentor that can guide you based on their past experiences, offer connections with others, or just truly give you that undivided attention is infinitely valuable.
She has gone above and beyond as a mentor during these last months. Our relationship goes further than just our meetings. She has made herself available after hours, assigned purposeful "homework" and thought-provoking questions.
I am beyond thankful for this relationship, professionally and personally. She has added immeasurable worth to my career and where I am today!”
A special congratulations to the RISE Mentor of the Year finalists! Thank you so much for all you do and keep rising up the next generation!
Read more about the finalists in the digital RISE Award Magazine.
Chief Claims Officer
Assistant Vice President
Golden Bear Insurance Company
Director, College Recruiting
If you have trouble viewing the above digital magazine, Click Here to view the 2021 RISE Award Winners and Featured Articles and Content in an interactive PDF format.
Click through the above digital magazine to view a full list of the winners, a special feature on each, and articles featuring top executives:
- Navigating Your Career Path
- Promoting Inclusion Through Hiring and Development
- Rock n' Roll Through Change
- Speak Up and Be Heard
- Early Careers Early Success
- Rise Above: Should I be a mentor, could I be a mentor?
- ... and more
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