Wro. Seblework Paulos is a Mortgage Loan Banker and an Economist by profession and has been working in the United States Banking Industry for over 21 years. Taking proper care of customers is one of her primary focus during her long service time in the business community. Providing due respect and excellent service to customers and serving the community is and has always been her passion. Amongst her managers, co-workers, family & friends, she is known for her diligence, honesty, hard work and integrity.
While in Ethiopia she had worked for various government offices a couple of which are listed here.
EDDC (Ethiopian Domestic Distribution Corporation) as a foreign & domestic merchandise purchase expert and statistics and market research expert primarily focusing on importing and exporting of merchandise for and from the local market. Researching the market condition to set fair purchase and sell prices of goods in order to regulate price hike and inflation.
SNNPR (Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples’ Region) associate director of women’s affairs office. During her time at SNNPR she closely worked with UNDP and UNICEF in the areas of community organization at grassroots level with a special focus on establishing and monitoring self-help pilot projects for rural women’s economic independence.
As head of the communication and media department at the Ethiopian Evangelical Church (EEBC) of Dallas, Texas she served as the host of a radio show, as a team lead & chief editor for publication of magazines and newsletter from 1999 through 2015. The primary task of the radio show & publication was addressing the needs of the Ethiopian community in the DFW area from evangelism to health care issues to family problems to teenage challenges and suggesting professional advises and solutions. She has also served as a board member to the EEBC Strategic Planning Committee for 5 years.
Wro. Seblework has served as president of VG-HOA Home Owners Association Board of Directors’ in Garland, Texas from 2008 to 2014 and she is still an active board member for the association.
During her time as the HOA president, she was a leading member of the team in obtaining a $100,000.00 grant from the Garland City Council to be used for remodeling of the HOA swimming pool and the construction of a neighborhood community playground.
Together with a friend and a business partner she started a general partnership in the name of Sunny & Lilly, GP in 2015 which is engaged in providing tax services & basic financial advices on bookkeeping and accounting particularly to Ethiopians and Eritreans in the greater Dallas area.
She has served as a founding member and treasurer of SIC (Sisters in Christ) a Dallas based charity group that was/is engaged in providing financial aid to needy individuals, families and a couple of small nonprofit organizations in Ethiopia.
In general, Wro. Seblework has a strong conviction in voicing the concerns of and working for those who are unable to stand up for themselves and for the economically disadvantaged. Advocating for equal rights, fair treatment and , equal economic opportunities to all who deserve it, is her age old principle.
Through the years, this passion has made her to continuously participate in various community activities and services to benefitted the left out segment of the community.
In her spare time, she mostly engages herself in reading, writing and translating books and articles from Amharic (Ethiopian Official Language) to English and vice versa. She has 16 books in print that she translated from Amharic to English while she was in Ethiopia.
As time permits her, Wro. Seblework conducts Customer Service Training to government and private sector staff in Ethiopia. The purpose of the training is to equip workers with advanced and qualified customer service skill so they become effective, efficient and productive in their performance. She is also planning to start a Customer Service Training Center in Ethiopia.