March is Women’s History Month

BCS’s DEI team offered a number of activities to invite team members to learn, share, and celebrate the accomplishments of women during the month of March, including:

  • Providing a list of resources to learn about Women’s History Month
  • Engaging in a discussion about swapping places with women in history
  • Hosting a “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire – Women’s History Month Edition” interdepartmental game show

BCS also asked several women leaders from BCS and MRM to share the best career advice they’ve ever received. See responses below:

“The best advice that was ever told to me came from my father. He said “Find your own way. If you think you can do it, then do it. If you think you can’t do it, find another way. There’s always a way to get what you want if you’re willing to put the work in.” He was a man of little words, and many looks, but he never told me I couldn’t do something. It was always let’s sit down and figure out how you can do it.”

Jennifer Warren, Claims Team Lead, MRM

“While this wasn’t advice given directly to me, I was able to attend a conference where Nadja West, the Army Surgeon General, was the keynote speaker and I still have my notes from her address, it was that impactful. One main thing I took away is that Empathy is one of the most important attributes in a leader. I think the way you interact with people and build relationships is imperative to your success in business and I couldn’t agree more that empathy is a key driver.”

– Nadia Nelson, Director of Business Development, BCS

“I have been at BCS for over 30 years. I have had the pleasure of working with many great people who gave me some great advice. I wish I could mention them all because each one of them helped me in different ways throughout my career at BCS. However, 3 pieces of advice still stick with me today. In summary, take a break to clear your head, don’t make easy mistakes, and sometimes there are things you can’t control so you have to trust others and just go with it and try it out!!! When you feel overwhelmed or you can’t figure something out, walk away and clear your head and when you come back, things will appear clearer. Don’t make simple mistakes (spellings, extra spaces, etc.) because you are being judged by those simple mistakes. In life, sometimes you just have to go with the flow!”

Ranka Vukosavljevic, Assistant Vice President, Underwriting – Life & Health

“The best advice I received was from a previous CEO, who was a woman.  Be the BEST you every day and everything else falls into place.”

– Paula Macaluso, Director of Human Resources, MRM