“I’m going to Disney World!” It’s not just a saying we hear on television, it’s a big part of Mary Boelke’s life! The self-proclaimed Disney fanatic travels with her family to Disney World every year! In fact, she travels all over the world. It’s her hobby. Mary also has a distinguished career as Indianapolis Managing Partner at Deloitte LLP. She says she’s had a lot of support getting to where she is professionally. “I have been so fortunate to have sponsors throughout my career that supported me and challenged me to take risks,” she said. “Although I have been with Deloitte for over 28 years, I have had many different roles and lived in Dallas and San Jose as well as twice in Indy. I am not sure, that I would have taken on some of the roles if I didn’t work for a firm that supports me.”
Support also comes from the person she calls her hero. “My mom is my hero. She has been my biggest supporter and taught me to believe in myself and dream big. Even though I am a first generation college grad she instilled in my siblings and me that education would open doors and that we could do or be anything we wanted,” Mary said.
Whether on the job or on the go, Mary takes time out to work on herself. “I didn’t always make time for my personal well-being as I balanced family and my career. Over the last year or so, I have made it a priority to exercise and eat healthier. I feel better than I have in years due to these changes.”
Contributor: Erika Flye, Dress for Success Indianapolis Board Member