Shatha Barbour with Hera Hub and Sonny Patel with Insurmi
Hera Hub is a spa-inspired, shared workspace and business accelerator for business owners, entrepreneurs and professionals. This flexible work and meeting space provides a productive work environment with a mission to support women business owners, helping them to thrive!
Hera Hub members have access to professional space to meet with clients, connect and collaborate with like-minded business owners, thus giving them the support they need to be prosperous. It is also a place to find additional resources, such as training, workshops, and one-on-one support essential for their business growth.. Hera Hub also offers an accelerator program with AHA to Exit to help all industries and stages of business grow and succeed, creating growth in our local economy!
Shatha Barbour is a passionate leader with a global vision! She has a diverse background with broad experience working in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry to co-founding a nonprofit organization to being CEO of Hera Hub Phoenix. After receiving her degree in Healthcare Management & Policy from Univ of Michigan in 2002, Shatha worked with the senior executive team of a hospital undergoing a 5 yr turnaround plan. From there, she moved on to work for Eli Lilly, a fortune 500 pharmaceutical company, where she covered roles from sales operations to global access strategy, improving the reach of medicine throughout the world among Lilly affiliates worldwide.
In 2010, Shatha Barbour moved to Phoenix and took a hiatus from her corporate background. She co-founded a non-profit educational organization called Good Tree Institute, that she actively participates in still. By 2014, Shatha realized she wanted to bridge these broad experiences, from her corporate background to her non-profit startup to pursue her passion: cultivating and empowering women to fulfill their goals and business ideas in a collaborative environment!
Shatha started her journey of opening Hera Hub Phoenix in the fall of 2016. After almost 2 years in the making, Hera Hub Phoenix opened its doors in April of 2018. Hera Hub Phoenix is designed as a beautiful landing space and launching pad for the women of Phoenix in all industries and backgrounds, yet not exclusive to just women. It has already become that space with many business owners, professionals, organizations, and companies using the space as a workspace and training center.
Her ultimate vision is to build bridges between communities, especially women business owners locally, nationally, and internationally! In her free time, you’ll find Shatha hiking, working and facilitation workshops with nonprofits, and spending quality time with her husband and three kids.
Insurmi is a conversational-AI powered customer engagement platform for insurance carriers. The digital engagement platform is used by top-tier global insurance carriers to give them a competitive edge on generating new business online, streamlining customer claims, and delivering an overall better customer experience through next-generation technology.
Sonny Patel is the founder and CEO of Insurmi, an AI-based engagement platform for insurance carriers.
He started the company just three years ago at the age of 21 while working as a sales director and financial advisor at a top life insurance company where he realized the process of buying and selling insurance was unnecessarily cumbersome and outdated. He was determined to change this, and went to work to develop a solution that would simplify and take the guesswork out of the insurance buying process. That solution would eventually become Insurmi.
Now, Insurmi is being used by a number of top-tier global insurance carriers to easily generate new business online, streamline customer claims, and deliver excellent customer service through conversational AI.
About Our Host
Along with being a Spartan racer, past animal trainer and magician’s assistant, Kindra Maples has experience working with diverse crowds of all sizes, ages, and backgrounds to support them with engagement opportunities.
Kindra is a dynamic and engaging community engagement specialist with 10+ years of proven excellence across senior leadership roles leading partnership development and community outreach and engagement.
As an ambassador of Phoenix Business RadioX she is able to continue supporting community engagement through connecting business professionals to others in the community.