Rachel Sapoznik, founder, CEO & president of Sapoznik Insurance, based in North Miami Beach, was recently named the 2017 Silver Stevie® Award winner for Women in Business, in the category Female Entrepreneur of the Year — Business Services — 11 to 2,500 Employees — All Other Industries. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world’s premier business awards for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations they run.
On Nov. 17, Sapoznik attended the Stevies’ 14th annual awards dinner at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City, where the results — Gold, Silver and Bronze winners — were announced. Finalists were selected by the average scores of more than 170 professionals worldwide on five specialized juries.
Celebrating 30 years in the industry, the company is currently the largest employee benefits agency, in addition to being one of the largest independently owned agencies, in the South Florida region with clients nationwide.
Sapoznik is an expert on healthcare reform, corporate wellness, and entrepreneurship; and has been featured in several national and local mediums. She stands out as a passionate voice emphasizing the value and necessity of education and wellness in helping manage costs for the employer while improving the lives of their employees.
“It is an incredible honor to win the Silver Stevie Award for Women in Business and be in the company of such incredible women from around the world,” said Sapoznik. “After being fired from my previous job and a mom of two, I took a leap of faith and founded Sapoznik Insurance from my home. I am proud that we have stayed true to our original vision of empowering employees to attain physical and financial well-being, while bolstering companies’ bottom lines.”