Month: April 2018

All Month: April 2018

April 19, 2018

Member Profile Spotlight: Many-Bears Grinder

Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder is a relatively new Cable member, joining the organization in December 2017. After attending a Cable session and speaking at a Cable event, Many-Bears decided to officially become a member after being incredibly impressed by the energy and passion of the women involved, and by the networking opportunities the organization provides.
“I knew I could learn so much from the dynamic membership of Cable, and also felt I could contribute as well, given my over 35 years in the military. I was a senior leader in a very male-dominated field, and I’m the first female to serve in my current position. My head hurts from breaking so many glass ceilings!”
Although Many-Bears has not had much time in Cable, she is enthusiastic about the benefits she will attain as a member. “From belonging to other associations, I know the value in finding mentors, sharing victories, methods, contacts and challenges with other like-minded individuals. It can truly strengthen each member.”
When asked about her own personal mentor, Many-Bears talked about her professional role model – Tammy Duckworth. Tammy was a Blackhawk pilot in Iraq, and insurgents brought her helicopter down. This accident resulted in her losing both of her legs and use of one arm. After a yearlong recovery process, she fought to reserve a position in the Illinois National Guard and served until she retired as a lieutenant colonel. She became the “first” in several categories, when she was elected as U.S. representative then later as U.S. senator, a seat she still holds today. She is a strong advocate for both veterans and women. Many-Bears admires Tammy’s ability to take adversity head on and turn an obstacle into a conquered challenge.

Many-Bears Grinder is the commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs. As a member of the governor’s Cabinet, she is responsible for the operation of five state veteran cemeteries and nine field offices that assist with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs disability claims submissions, and create programs to assist transitioning service members through pathways to education, employment, business resources and Veteran Treatment Courts.
Thank you for joining Cable, Commissioner Grinder. We so appreciate your service to our country and your dedication to Cable and our mission.

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April 9, 2018

Member Profile Spotlight: Rosemary Frank

Rosemary Frank has been a Cable member for 16 years. During her membership, she’s been involved in various committees: four years on the networking committee, three years on the finance committee, two years as treasurer, three years on women on boards and a year as chairwoman.
It all began in 2002, when Rosemary attended her first Cable meeting and recognized something special about the organization, and she knew she wanted to be a part of it. After that first meeting, Cable just became “organic” to her. “I’ve been lucky enough to hear so many influential speakers who have shared their life lessons and pearls to live by that have now become integrated in the woman I am today.”
To someone thinking about joining Cable, Rosemary has this to say, “A professional woman in Nashville cannot afford to not be a member. Cable is where you will learn how to do better, be better and attract better things for yourself. I truly believe we reap what we sow. Call it karma. Whatever you put out, it comes right back to you.”
In Rosemary’s opinion, the biggest challenge professional women face today is garnering the respect in their homes, among their extended families, equal to that which they have generated in their professions. As a divorce financial consultant, Rosemary has observed a recurring theme: Women who are extremely successful in their professional lives are extremely submissive in their personal lives, and that can develop issues of unfair treatment and inequality.
Rosemary’s single most defining moment in her career was realizing she had the power to change people’s lives. After 30 years in the corporate world, she now owns her own business and provides an array of services to her clients, including investment advisory services to individuals and families, particularly following death, divorce or job loss.
“Being able to serve others makes me feel fulfilled – knowing I’m helping people plan for the rest of their lives and emerge with new clarity and empowerment.”
Rosemary Frank is a financial adviser and divorce financial consultant at Rosemary Frank Financial, LLC.
Thank you, Rosemary for your longtime involvement in Cable and your service to others.

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