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Sabrina Dervich

Sabrina Dervich

Introduce yourself to our audience. Tell us who you are and what you are currently focused on.

I am Sabrina, mother of two, economist and magister in finance. Ive been working as a financial advisor for many years now in Argentina. I am currently focused on making the financial world accessible for more people, especially women and incentívate them to own their value.

Tell us about your favorite Ellevate Network memory or success story. Why are you a member?

I became a member of Ellevate when I was pregnant with my first daughter and I felt like the world was against me owning my value. Ellevate helped me become more aligned with my values and understand that many women across the world felt the same I did and still do sometimes.

How would you define your professional mission?

Help people achieve their goals through investing and financial planing.

What qualities does it take for someone to be successful in your line of work?

Drive, honesty and information

What is one of your most memorable career accomplishments?

I get to help families reach their financial wellness on a daily basis, helping them invest their wealth in a highly unstable country like Argentina.

What are some career challenges on your radar?

I would like to consider a change from where I work now, to some place I can feel more aligned in values

What project have you worked on that you’re most proud of? Why?

I recently started my own podcast with a friend, where we talk about finance and investing. It feels really important, because in Latin America it is very rare for women to talk about money, and more over about investing. So I want to empower other women to own their worth.

We’d love to hear more about your career path. What led you to where you are today?

The company I work at always gave me a lot of freedom, but that came with a cost, and its that I had to carve my own path. My values and commitment led me to where I am now and my growth.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

Helping people make good financial choices. In Argentina financial markets are complicated (to say the least), and I feel I help many people become aware of the risks they are taking and the potential the have.

What legacy do you hope to leave through your work?

Financial wellbeing is so important, and it requires energy and honesty to reach it.

What is it about your job that makes you feel it’s the right fit for you?

The flexibility and ability to work with different people

Who are your role models?

My mom, Sallie Krawcheck, Carolina Herrera, Vandana Shiva

What is your morning ritual?

Coffee and play time with my girls before work and school

What is your favorite social media site? Why?

I’m not big on social media, but I think I like instagram the most. I am very conscious to follow accounts that help me get informed or make me feel good.

What would you say your personal superpower is?

Connecting with people, whoever they are.

What does success look like to you?

Like I have my heart set on the mission

Is work-life balance a problem for you? What is one no-fail tactic you use to create balance?

I feel work life balance doesn’t exist, every time i feel I’m in a good flow, something happens. Being a mom of two, a 3.5 yr and a 1 yr old has made me resilient to change, so i think the best tactic is to embrace chaos and take advantage of those days where you feel everything fits the plan.

What advice would you offer future leading ladies wishing to break into your industry?

Reliable information and connections are key, but always remember to be true to yourself and honest. People will follow your advice if it comes from the heart.

What is the best career advice you ever received?

Treat every client like family

What is one piece of advice you’d offer working moms?

Don’t try to do it all, never reject help (even if family members do whatever they want -like grandparents- the freedom you get is worth it). Avoid burning out, whenever you feel the edge is coming look for ways to reconnect with your mission. For example, for me it meant doing the podcast, I know it sound counter intuitive to do more, but it gives me energy to do my daily job to feel like I have a bigger mission.

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