Deb Hallberg is the CEO for Pass the Torch for Women Foundation. She is a well-connected business professional with a broad background in facilitating successful outcomes for both organizations and individuals. Management expertise, grounded in a broad career in legal and entrepreneurial environments, has garnered recognition and respect by high profile industry groups, trade associations and corporations alike. Deb has over fifteen (15) years in Business Development and has dedicated much of her career to Barnes & Thornburg in Indianapolis. She possesses a strong commitment to help others achieve success by advising, mentoring and connecting them to other talented people and resources.
Pass the Torch for Women Foundation envisions a world where all women are equitably represented at all levels of leadership in business, organizations and government. With their peers being in the minority within top decision-making levels, how do women create the connections that allow them to grow as leaders? How do they gain the skills and support to move up the ranks? The Pass The Torch for Women Foundation is addressing this issue in a unique and powerful way. We are creating a community of women and men committed to supporting women throughout their career lifecycles, from college students to emerging leaders to top executives. This community comes together to provide mentoring and networking opportunities to help women reach their full potential.
Deb is married with four adult children and five grandchildren.
Deb was asked to represent Barnes & Thornburg on the board of Women & Hi Tech, and she's still there, now as an Emeritus. She isn't sure who found who first, but it’s been a great relationship that continues to grow and make a difference and that’s why she continues to be involved.
Deb's goal for Women & Hi Tech is for it to continue in its growth and recognition of women in technology in all industries through its bi-annual Leading Light Awards.