State Farm Insurance agent earns Rising Star award
Angel Sepulveda’s approach to her professional and personal life is to be of service to others, which also is the trademark of her business as an insurance agent with State Farm in Stockton.
Sepulveda was recently honored with the California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 2019 Rising Star Empresaria award. The award recognizes an emerging business
woman under 35 years of age who embodies the future Latina businesswoman. A Rising Star inspires others and has significantly exceeded the expectations in her industry and community.
A second -generation Latina, Sepulveda’s family exemplified the traits of hard work and community giving. Her grandfather, at age 84, continues to gather food and toy donations year-round, to distribute to families in need in Manteca.
Sepulveda grew up knowing that nothing comes easy, but you can always work harder to better your position. She watched her single mother work a demanding full-time job and take night classes in order to finish her degree. Her example of dedication made a lasting impression on Sepulveda, who continues to draw inspiration from her mom. Through struggles, that so many young people face, the dream of being an entrepreneur seemed like a dream that would never come true, but that changed in 2009 when she started her career with State Farm.
As a young mother and wife, her entrance into her career was a point of pride and accomplishment. She sought to be the same example of strength for her daughter that her mother was to her.
Sepulveda had the fortunate blessing of having someone step in and offer mentorship in the insurance and financial services realm. She was able to gain the experience and knowledge necessary to be a stand out professional in the field.
Sepulveda was the first in California to be accepted into a rigorous program that State Farm launched in 2012. The design of this program was to be a fast-track learning program, which would prepare her to launch her own agency. The entrepreneur dream became a reality in September of 2014, when the Angel Sepulveda State Farm Insurance agency opened.
Sepulveda grew up in the greater San Joaquin County area, and when the time came to open her own business, she knew it would be in Stockton. Her love for the community, and the opportunity for growth were things that drew her back to the city of her youth. Sepulveda and her husband, along with their daughter Isabella made the transition from the mountain community of Sonora, to the heart of the city of Stockton. Immediately getting involved in the local community and establishing lasting relationships was the priority then, as it is today.
She and her team empower her customers to make informed and educated decisions in order to help prepare them for the unexpected, as well as create goals when it comes to planning for the future. Sepulveda believes in mentoring her team as well, recognizing that she can create the same pathway for them, as someone did for her many years ago.