Verisk Celebrates

Women’s History Month

Ellen Sama

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Ellen Sama

Information Security Compliance Lead,
Verisk Financial | Argus

What’s the best piece of career advice you’ve every received? For Verisk Financial | Argus’ Ellen Sama, the answer is easy. Ellen Sama shares her career lessons and advice.

What has you most excited about the future of your profession?

Working with new team members and helping shape their careers. The first boss I had after graduating college was an incredible leader. I hope to leave a fraction of that impression on my team members. As for the future, I am excited about the strategic move to Amazon Web Services (AWS).

What do you think has made a difference in your career? 

Having trusted colleagues to learn from and collaborate with has made a huge impact on me. I've been fortunate enough to surround myself with strong female leaders throughout my career.

What's the best piece of advice you ever received or given, and why? 

Making a mistake doesn't define you; how you handle it does. Everyone makes mistakes, but making yourself accountable and bringing solutions to the table is key.