In Their Own Words – Celebrating Women’s History Month with Leslie May

As Women’s History Month continues, Engle Martin’s Women’s Empowerment Network (WEN) is excited to introduce the next featured team member as part of our ongoing series celebrating and acknowledging the indispensable contributions of women within our organization. Throughout March, we honor the extraordinary women who embody our foundational tenets of creating a culture of care, respect, and compassion.

This year’s Women’s History Month theme, “Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion,” perfectly aligns with our mission, and we are excited to highlight the remarkable stories and achievements of women who embody these values. Engle Martin’s WEN team resource group is dedicated to fostering the professional and personal growth of our team members. WEN’s overarching goal is to cultivate a cohesive community that fosters development, collaboration, and progression beyond conventional gender norms.

Next in our series, we proudly introduce Leslie May, Client Service Coordinator, Synergy Adjusting Corporation, whose unique journey, and profound insights are certain to ignite inspiration and empowerment within us all. Come join us as we delve into Leslie’s experiences and embrace the wealth of perspectives she offers.

 What is your role at Engle Martin? And how long have you been with the organization?

I am a Client Service Coordinator for Synergy Adjusting Corporation. This year officially marks 6 years since joining the Engle Martin family.

Who is the most influential woman you know?  How does she inspire you?

The most influential woman I know is my mother, Peggy. She has always led by example, being a great wife, mother, provider, and role model despite the adversities she has endured. My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006, which impacted all of our lives, but even through this, she prevailed. She has taught me that despite what we go through in life, we should always keep God first and remain true to ourselves.

This year, the theme of Women’s History Month is “Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion”. How does that resonate with you?

Celebrating Women’s History Month is not just about embracing the past but about recognizing the contributions of women today and the work that still needs to be done to achieve inclusion, equality, and fairness.

What is the most important piece of advice you have been given?

Never stop learning. There will constantly be new skills and techniques that will allow us to grow and expand in our careers and even our personal lives. Being teachable is one of the most important traits of a successful leader.

What is the most important message you want to send out to young women thinking about a career in the insurance industry (or any industry)?

There are numerous roles in the insurance industry, with career paths in technology, adjusting, human resources, client services, and many more. Find what you are passionate about and pursue it!