Tammy runs her own insurance agency and is a mother of four
Tammy started working in the insurance industry in 1992 and spent nine years working for an insurance agent. As a single mom of three in search of greater work flexibility, financial security and career success, she made the decision to take the leap and start her own insurance agency in September of 2001. Since the day she opened her business, she has worked hard to establish and grow her business, to raise her now four children and be an active family and community member.
She recognizes there are many challenges that come along with being a business owner and mother. "It is a lot harder for women in this business," she says, "There's a tremendous amount of guilt that comes with it and a tremendous amount of pressure to not do those long hours and travel and all the things that come along with being successful. It's very hard to balance the two. You never get to walk away, you're always working and trying to be the best mom and wife and family member that you can be."
Tammy is an advocate for women and girls. As the President of the Board of Directors for Girls Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to developing girls' inherent strengths and providing them with the support they need to navigate the challenges they face, she works to create opportunities and shared prosperity for those in need.
How does she find the time and motivation to take on a volunteer role? "My community has been really good to me. I stepped out and opened my agency and I've been very successful, and I think that when you have an opportunity to be in a position to give back, it's your responsibility to give back."
Mother's Day Wishlist
- I want to guarantee my kids are healthy.
- I want to have a positive future. I want them to have success and health in their life.
- I don't need or want anything myself to be quite honest.
Tammy's Inspirational Women:
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg
- Michelle Obama
- Condoleezza Rice
- Tammy's mother
"Don't go in for the wrong reasons. It's not about money or power, it's about adding value to your life. Your work cannot take away from your quality of live, make sure you have passion in it, so your work feeds your soul."
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