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Women STaRs

Women Star Podcast

Women are the Glue that Hold Society Together - Join Us for Their Stories

Family members, neighbors, teachers, mentors... all have helped to shape the strong, independent women we see today... but that doesn't mean that life hasn't come with its own set of struggles, pitfalls, and setbacks. In fact, those are what make us stronger so that we can overcome the next hurdle!

In an effort to share in that solidarity, we created the Women STaRs Podcast, where we interview strong, determined women about their Struggles, Triumphs, and Reflections on life and career. Interviews are full of inspiration, encouragement, helpful tips, and precious moments of "that's just what I needed to hear."

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On this week’s episode, we are speaking with Nancy Hammervik, Executive Vice President of Industry Relations at CompTIA. Nancy has had a successful career for 35 years, building herself up from sales assistant to CEO. As many women can relate to, she has jumped over hurdles in her professional life to succeed, such as breaking into the male-dominated world of business and feeling stifled in toxic work environments; likewise, she has dealt with personal hurdles as well, dealing with fertility issues for a decade before having her son. Through all of this, Nancy has cultivated an air of positivity, compassion, and perseverance, going as far as combining business with helping the community when she organized a volunteer effort to help New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

From using struggles as opportunities for growth to learning to be your own best advocate, Nancy shares with us invaluable advice, lessons, and so much more insight that speaks to women in their careers at all levels. For Nancy, your journey as a professional and as a person are often connected, and anything holding you back is something that needs to be let go of. As her Norwegian grandmother used to say, “If you can’t change the people, change the people.”

Learn more about Nancy’s incredible career and gain more of her wisdom by joining us for this week’s podcast episode. If you’d like to get in contact with Nancy, you can find her as Nancy Hammervik on LinkedIn or email her at

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