I’ve been able to maintain a healthy balance here

Lisa, SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL, HLS

Why Oliver WymanI was a part time Accounting Administrator with ChapterHouse, a firm acquired by Oliver Wyman. My role became redundant but OW was supportive by recognizing my skill set and finding the best place for me to work outside of ChapterHouse. I now focus on new business and help manage our customer relationship management tool to best support the Health & Life Sciences (HLS) business development efforts. I truly enjoy working closely with our Partner group to analyze and measure our progress and celebrate our successes in winning in the marketplace. As a part-time worker, I have been able to maintain a healthy balance between holding professional positions in the workforce throughout my child-raising years and yet still feel like I’m a hands-on mom at home.

Memorable firm meetingOur very first HLS off-site in downtown Chicago, IL was on Sept 11th , a month after the ChapterHouse acquisition. We began our meeting with a moment of silence for the remembrance of those we lost in the 9/11 tragedy across Marsh & McLennan Companies overall. The rest of the off-site was super energizing as several entities came together as HLS to discuss areas of expertise, share best practices, get to know one another and best plan for some major growth in short amounts of time.

Balancing professional and personalMy daughter is dyslexic, and therefore I am needed at home to help her with her homework and academics; hence, my part time status here at OW. I am deeply involved with her studies as she needs everything read to her aloud. Not only am I passionate about leveling the playing field for her scholastically by providing her the reading assistance, but I have been involved in forming a group in our school district called RAiSE (Resource Association in Special Education). It was founded as a place for parents, teachers and administrators to come together to best serve the children in special education. Our monthly meetings typically begin with a speaker to present their services or expert area. The end of each meeting is dedicated to resource sharing. I have learned a lot from this forum and have been able to share equally as much, as it pains me to see parents having to muddle their way through the difficult challenges of securing the special services their children’s needs.