What is one thing that has inspired you in life that you think might have led you to be named a Women of Excellence?
“The biggest personal obstacle I faced during my career was my divorce. At the time, my daughters were just two and four years old, and my household income was suddenly cut in half. To make matters worse, my closest family members were three hours away, so there was little support locally. I knew I wanted to stay in my house and maintain some level of normalcy for the three of us, but financially, that was challenging. I set out to find a new job that would keep me in Troy, close to daycare, and give us the ability to remain in our home. I spent several weeks meeting with trusted colleagues and researching companies where I felt I could make an impact. I put together a job description, salary requirement, and scheduled a meeting with a local businessman who owed his own firm. After several meetings, I was hired as the Director of Communications and Business Development at Bouchey Financial Group and Bouchey & Clarke Benefits. Starting a new career while going through a divorce and navigating my new role as single mother was extremely challenging, but the support from my new work family and my network of friends made the journey possible and exciting.”
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Email Debbie: email@example.com