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Hollie Ober

Hollie Ober

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Hollie's work combines: Numbers, Business, and Problem Solving

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Day In The Life

Finance Director

I manage the relationship between my company and an outsourcing company that does accounting for us.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    Robert E. Lee, Tyler, TX

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Computer Science

    Texas A & M University-College Station

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Financial Managers:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Computer Science

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    I lucked into a good major at a good school (computer science was in demand at the time).

  • 2.

    Got a job! I was able to pay the rent.

  • 3.

    Found the right life partner (husband)- this is the most important decision in life!

  • 4.

    Found a job at a company that encouraged me to do more than my job description.

  • 5.

    Took a risk by changing from IT to Accounting.

  • 6.

    Volunteered for extra assignments, but made sure I did an incredible job at my core job.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Parents:

    If you want to be a mother, you should stay home with your children. It isn't good for your children to work.

  • How I responded:

    If you are a mother, your first priority is to make sure your children are safe and well taken care of. You don't have to be unemployed to do that. Instead, show your children that you can do both, and so can they when they grow up.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • I have ADHD. I follow my doctor's orders with therapy and medication. I also have learned to find jobs that will leverage my strengths. When I have to do things that are hard for me, I look for tech & tools to help.