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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 is … Dr. 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.
Amanda Rooksberry is a fall editorial intern for Indy Maven. She is currently a junior at Butler University as a Theatre and Creative Media & Entertainment double major. She is very excited to be working with Indy Maven!
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