We’re extremely proud to recognize Tricia” Miyashiro, Executive Vice President, as an honoree for PBN’s Women Who Mean Business 2020 Award. In her role, Tricia oversees operations in the areas of Commercial Lines, Accounting/Finance, IT, Compliance/Internal Controls, and Outsourcing. Congratulations Tricia on your outstanding achievement!
Last week Friday, we celebrated with Tricia and her fellow honorees at the Women Who Mean Business 2020 Awards Gala. In attendance were Chason Ishii, President, and members of her commercial lines operations team. We also invited Tricia’s husband and mother, Duane and Bernadette, to join us in celebration of Tricia’s achievements!
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What was your first paid job? What did you love/hate about it?
I got my first paid job my junior year in high school at Baskin-Robbins. What did I love about it? Getting to have Pralines and Cream, the best ice cream flavor in the whole world! I’m kidding. Actually, by the time I was a senior in high school, I was a shift leader. As a shift leader, you were responsible for training new employees and directing the work that would happen while you were on duty. I really enjoyed working with others and teaching them how to get things done and doing it well. I think the thing I disliked the most was having to work on a Friday or Saturday night while your friends were out having fun.
What advice would you give to your 18-year-old self?
As you go through life, remember that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Adversity is a great teacher. Every mistake, struggle, heartbreak or loss is just a part of life’s lesson plan and will ultimately serve a purpose. It’s the toughest times in your life that will provide you an opportunity to build strength, knowledge, resilience and lead you to your greatest successes! Also, don’t be afraid to try new or different things. Be more afraid of a missed opportunity.
What was the defining moment that put you on your career trajectory?
Upon reflection, I don’t think there was a single defining moment that put me on my career trajectory. I believe any successes I have had in my career can be attributed more to the people I was fortunate to have in my life. From my family, trusted friends, colleagues and mentors — each one played a part — there was always someone at specific points in my career that provided some level of support, knowledge, opportunity, insight or life lesson.