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    Getting to Know Aimee Velez

    What is your role with the Alliance of Women in Workers’ Compensation? Aimee has been engaged with the Alliance since it’s inception, 6 years ago. Her initial role was as a Philadelphia ambassador, she was one of the first ambassadors in the program. Ambassadors bring Alliance content and programming to local areas around the country. […]

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    Financial Acumen Series Part 1 Recap: Budgeting

    The Alliance of Women in WC understands that one of the main reasons women are not promoted is the perception or an actual lack of financial acumen. To combat this issue, we hosted a series of webinars with Nicole Sauk, Chief Financial Officer at Ametros and Boston Ambassador of the Alliance, to educate on important […]

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    Why Whole Person Care Matters for Injured Workers

    With May being Mental Health Awareness Month, this is a great time to bring attention to the mental and behavioral health issues that so many injured workers face. Workplace injuries can result in increased risk of depression, anxiety, sleep disturbances, and substance abuse among those affected. In addition to negatively impacting well-being, mental health conditions […]

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    Nurses In Workers Compensation

    A nurse case manager is nearing the end of the day and a new file is put into her queue. Normally she would leave it for the next day, but her intuition said to at least contact the patient. She makes the initial call and asks about his symptoms. His responses are overly concerning for […]

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    The Power of Mentoring

    Having a mentor can help shape the way we approach and earn success. Though everyone’s path is unique, it is helpful to have insight into possible roads to take. Caryn Siebert is no rookie when it comes to the world of being a mentor. From taking advice from others to navigate her career change to […]

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    Managing Infertility and Offering Support to Loved Ones

    This week is national infertility awareness week and I, along with many of you, have walked the long, arduous, heart breaking road of infertility. It’s not a path I wish for anyone, but a path that has truly defined our family. Our road has been 9 years… 9 years, six IVF cycles, 2 infant losses, […]

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    Push More, Stress Less – A Working Mom’s Perspective

    I always knew I wanted a family. I’m one of four children and enjoyed the chaos of growing up with roommates that creatively suggested new ways for us to defy death on a daily basis. Needless to say, we are most likely the reason my mother has a heart condition. My focus after grad school […]

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    Being an Ally Empowers Everyone

    Background At our Better Together conference on November 5, 2020, Ngozi Nnaji and Michele Adams hosted the webinar, Being An Ally Empowers Everyone. Michele Adams, Walmart, and Ngozi Nnaji, Principle Managing Partner, Ako Insurance Consulting, dove deep into what allyship looks like. Ngozi, unlike most people in the industry, started her career intentionally going into […]

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    Heart Month: Prevention and Signs of Heart Disease

    February 2021 marks the 57th anniversary of the first Heart Month. Originated in 1964, Heart Month was created to raise awareness for a disease which, at the time, caused over half of the US deaths. To spread awareness and knowledge on the topic, the Alliance of Women in Workers’ Compensation hosted a webinar with Nina Morgan, […]

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    Let’s Talk Mentoring

    The Alliance hosted the “Let’s Talk Mentoring” webinar to give insight on finding and being a mentor at every stage of one’s career. The webinar was hosted by Jennifer Ryon, AWWC Board Member, Prime Health Services, Jackie Arbelaez, AWWC Ambassador, CORA Physical Therapy, Tracey Reid, AWWC Ambassador, GA Spine & Orthopedics and Haley Carrasquillo, AWWC […]

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    An Invitation

    I recently read an article about playing golf. Apparently, most people that start playing golf begin because someoneinvitedthem to play. I grew up in a small town in south Louisiana. My hometown, Bogalusa, Louisiana has a population of around 12,000.  When I grew up there, it was approximately 18,000. That seems so small in comparison […]

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