Women’s History Month with Kara Pachicano: Payments & Operations Supervisor at Amplify CU

March 25, 2022

Reviewed By: Amplify

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We are celebrating Women’s History Month! We asked women across our organization to reflect on their careers, accomplishments, and what Women’s History month means to them. Throughout March, we’ll be highlighting their answers on our blog and social media channels.

Kara Pachicano started with Amplify Credit Union in 2010 as a Deposit Operation Specialist. With over twelve years’ experience within Payments and Operations, her well-rounded understanding is an outstanding contribution to the team. She enjoys helping others and problem-solving, and is a mom of two silly, on-the-go boys.

We asked her some questions surrounding her career, her experience at Amplify, and her thoughts on Women’s History Month. The following are her responses to these questions.

Why did you choose your profession?

I first chose Amplify because I knew it was family-oriented, but I stayed because I love the people I work with and the culture of Amplify.

What do you love most about what you do?

I love helping the team, whether that be in the day-to-day or creating training guides to build their knowledge in other aspects of the department.

What made you choose Amplify Credit Union?

It’s family-oriented. At the time I was hired on, both my dad and aunt worked at Amplify.

Tell us about a professional success here at Amplify that you’re proud of.

My professional success is BECAUSE of Amplify. When I started in 2010, I was a part-time mail processor within PayOps. Because of the leadership and guidance I’ve received, I’ve grown within the department and am now a leader myself.

“Always strive to learn something new.”

What do you think is the key for success in a role like yours?

Working hard, never stay in the comfort zone, always strive to learn something new.

Tell us about a woman you look up to and why.

I look up to my mom, she was a single mother with two kids. I know it had to be tough while we were growing up. She should me how to be a strong woman, how to fight what you believe for, and to never give up.

What do you wish you could tell your younger self?

Be patient, always work hard, and BE IN THE MOMENT.

Any advice to young women who want to succeed in your field, industry, or just in general?

Work hard, say what you mean, and do what you say you’ll do. Be confident in yourself!

“Be confident in yourself!”

What is the best career advice you’ve ever received?

What they perceive is your reality.

What does Women’s History Month mean to you?

Makes me feel proud to be a woman.

Supporting Our Team

Whether you’re starting your career or an established professional, we all have something valuable to learn from every woman at Amplify. Join us over the next few weeks as we continue to highlight more of our team members. We invite you to listen, share, and support these amazing women.

Curious about a career with Amplify? Head over to our Careers page and apply today!

Curious About a Career With Amplify?

Head over to our Careers page and apply today!

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