C. Rene Murata - DELEGATE, CEO
I love the opportunities that life presents and choose to live life fully! Around that belief, I have built a life of adventure. I own three companies in distinctly different fields. My husband and I travel routinely, for both work and pleasure, taking two of our grandchildren with us as often as possible. I have chosen a vegan lifestyle, as I feel that it is most compatible with my belief that life is precious. I practice Yoga, meditation and Reiki and I read constantly.
I chose this career path because
My husband was working in a refinery and was impacted at work. Other friends worked there at the time and I realized what a tragedy this could have been. I decided then to get involved in process safety management; I knew I had to make people's lives safer.
I prepared for this career by
I prepared by taking classes to learn how to facilitate. Then I spent months working with someone else as a mentor.
The biggest challenge I've overcome
One of the challenges I've had to overcome is other women. I was used to dealing with challenges working with men in my prior career, but that was very different then working with women. I find that women can be jealous and very competitive with other women.
My greatest strength(s)
I have great vision and the ability to communicate that vision. I recognize an issue and help to create a solution.
My greatest accomplishment to date
We just opened a location in Brazil and hope to expand to Europe and Asia. I also believe in mentoring other women in this industry and others.
My personal/professional goals
My goal is to continue finding solutions to keep people safe. People continue to get hurt and it is possible to prevent accidents.
I most want to be known/remembered for
I most want to remembered for living joyfully.
I participate in the following organizations/memberships
I participate in CCPS, AIChE and Pink Petro.
I support the missions of these charities/volunteer my time
I support SPLC, ACLU and Habitat for Humanity
I enjoy the following hobbies/interests
I enjoy traveling, skiing, reading, yoga and meditation. I am raising two of my grandchildren and love to cook and bake with them.