Finding work-life balance

Posted on Mar 29 2019

Keomi DLR Palacios of Pacifica Insurance. (Donna Rivera)

Go watch a move that features life inside an insurance company and you will see a picture of so many men occupying so many desks, with hardly a woman in sight.

Not so at Pacifica Insurance. For over 45 years, this company has managed to break many glass ceilings for it many female employees.

“Statistically, the insurance industry is a male-dominated industry,” said one employee, Keomi DLR Palacios. “However, Pacifica Insurance has managed to build and maintain a predominantly female work environment for over 45 years.”

That does not surprise, however, considering that the company has a woman for a president and chief operating officer in the person of Shirley Sablan.

With a woman-centered ethos comes a need to have a balanced work and home life.

Having a work-life balance is important to Palacios, who has three children while also working as an underwriter for the Automobile Department of Pacifica Insurance.

“I have been the in company for 10 years and being a professional at Pacifica Insurance does not limit my ability to have a happy family and pursue a better quality of life.  I believe women should be able to do whatever they want, with all the means that they have and to the best of their abilities,” she said.

Palacios said that Pacifica Insurance recognizes the significance of women in the workplace. “Pacifica Insurance is unique in our priority to connect with our community members and making each client a family by providing them with reliable insurance coverage and solutions to life’s unpredictability.”

Just like Pacifica Insurance that prioritizes the interest of its clients and empowers them to pursue different life activities without worries, Palacios personally believes that is her goal as well. “Women should empower each other as we are the beacon of hope.”

“G.D. Anderson once said, ‘Feminism isn’t about making women strong. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.’ I believe we have to create a culture where our future women, our daughters, and our granddaughters can succeed alongside their male counterparts,” she added.

Bea Cabrera
Bea Cabrera, who holds a law degree, also has a bachelor's degree in mass communications. She has been exposed to multiple aspects of mass media, doing sales, marketing, copywriting, and photography.
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