In light of International Women’s Day, Fulcro would like to bring recognition to the many women who have made the company what it is today. One of these outstanding females is Janyra Pérez-Blanco, who currently serves as a company Partner, COO, and Leader of the Private Client Practice.
Before her current position, she served as the Operations Manager of the firm and prior to that, she worked on reengineering and restructuring the Private Client and Claims Practices, achieving positive results. She holds a postgraduate diploma in Risk Management and Insurance from St. John’s University, a Master’s in Business Administration, as well as a B.S. (Summa Cum Laude) in Psychology, both from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. Janyra is a Licensed Property and Casualty Agent, as well as a Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR), who always puts the interests of her clients first.
“It is a true honor to be a leader in the insurance industry, both as a woman and as a minority. Women are underrepresented in insurance leadership roles and being a young woman sometimes means that you end up working twice as hard, regardless of whether you have the experience and education. I think my approach has mostly been to handle my profession for what it is instead of focusing on the fact that I’m a woman or a minority. I, of course, have encountered push-backs but I am really inspired by results and hard work brings positive results. What I enjoy most about my career is helping others, both external and internal customers.”
When Janyra isn’t leading Fulcro's operations, she’s balancing the life of being a mother and strives to maintain quality at all times, giving her all to both sides. She admits that there is no secret recipe to balancing work and motherhood, and though it isn’t always easy, Janyra says that being a mother and her career are the most rewarding gifts in her life.