Maven to Know: Deb Hallberg

After working in both profit and nonprofit businesses, Deb Hallberg is focusing on how she can make a positive impact for women.
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Deb Hallberg

Deb Hallberg is a born and raised Hoosier. After pursuing degrees at Ball State and Purdue, she started her career in business development and marketing at a large national law firm in Indianapolis. As time passed, Deb wanted to embark on a career that would directly impact women, so she became the CEO of Pass the Torch for Women Foundation. This year Deb made the switch back to the for-profit realm and joined the team at The Center for Leadership Excellence as its Director of Business Development. Handing it over to you now, Deb!  

My Maven Superpower is … Making connections.

A fun fact about me is … I love Hallmark movies — these are Disney movies for adults! 

The best book I’ve read lately is … Real-Life Marriage: Navigating Your Beautiful, Messy, One-of-a-Kind Love Story” by Traci Morrow.

The skill I most want to learn is … Different styles of furniture painting.

My first job was … Babysitting every Saturday morning for a neighbor’s toddler and infant while she went to the hair salon. At that time, many women had weekly appointments to get their done. It was the highlight of a stay-at-home mom’s week to spend an hour away from their family with just women.

Self-care habit I swear by is … Thirty minutes every day being alone with my thoughts without any noise or distraction.

My favorite non-profit to support is … Humane Society of Johnson County.

The best career advice I can offer is … Never burn bridges when leaving an employer.

A purchase I’ve been loving lately isDr. Scholl’s black booties!

I feel most confident when … I feel good about the way I look. 

My favorite local restaurant dish is … Jockamo Upper Crust Pizza Slaughter House Five.”

The thing I’ve been binging lately is … Peanut butter-filled pretzels and my new favorite TV shows Chicago Med and Chicago Fire.

A Maven you should know is … Arianna Cruz.

What’s next for me is … To continue networking and making connections that matter.


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