We recently caught up with Arielle Sadler, a member of the Emerging Leaders Executive Committee and Senior Technical Writer & Trainer at Texas Mutual Insurance Company. We have loved working with Arielle on the Emerging Leaders Executive Committee for the past year. Her light, drive, and tireless advocacy are just a few of the reasons we think you should get to know her too.
Arielle is passionate about making sure everyone in our community has a “fighting chance” to meet their full potential. Learn from Arielle herself why she is proud to be a member of Emerging Leaders:
Q&A with Arielle Sadler
Why is fighting poverty important?
My dad was homeless at one point and the continuous impact that has had on his life and mine is significant. Giving people the opportunity to have a fighting chance – to not have to worry about where their next meal is coming from, where they are going to lay their heads down at night – so that they can focus on educating themselves and their children means a better community for us all.
Describe your favorite volunteer opportunity with United Way for Greater Austin.
My favorite opportunity with United Way came in Summer 2019. I was part of Texas Mutual’s Employee Engagement committee and volunteered to lead a back-to-school drive with United Way. I’d been volunteering with several organizations for years, but I’d never had the chance to lead an initiative. I arranged to have members of our call center decorate and stuff bags with various school supplies to give to teachers. Then along with United Way, I got to personally present those bags to the teachers. It was so touching and that feeling of tangibly doing something and then getting to see them receive those items was incredible. I held back tears the whole time.
Why do you recommend people get involved with Emerging Leaders and United Way ATX?
Aside from the great work we’re doing in the community, for young professionals, joining Emerging Leaders means you get an opportunity to connect with other people who are also passionate about their community. You get to network and collaborate with other diverse leaders. Emerging Leaders is full of young people who want to work to make a positive, lasting impact on our community.
What is your favorite thing about living in Austin?
We have amazing live music and food set against the gorgeous backdrop of the Hill Country! Also, there are so many upcoming and established leaders and organizations that are dedicated to making our city a place for everyone to feel welcome.
“Arielle is a beacon of light in our community. Her passion and drive to make a difference in Austin can be felt by everyone she interacts with. She is a tireless advocate for systemic change and is always ready with an idea or two on how to make a positive impact. Arielle brings joy and laughter wherever she goes and it has been an absolute delight to get to know her better over the past year in Emerging Leaders.”
– Jennifer Woods | Donor Relations Manager, United Way for Greater Austin
Learn more about Emerging Leaders and get involved here.