Community Involvement Mary also commits her time to helping the Kokomo community and families. She knows that maintaining financial balance can be complex for many and the reality that one life change can drastically and suddenly affect many people and families motivates Mary to get involved. In addition to her community involvement, Mary was awarded the Woman of Excellence Award from the Women's Business Council in 2016. The Women's Business Council is an organization that recognizes the contributions that professional women make in their industry and provides an outlet for women to support other women in their endeavors.The Woman of Excellence Award is given to women who have shown exceptional characteristics in leadership, mentorship, and community volunteering. Mary was one of five recipients and was honored to receive this recognition because she has spent most of her career pushing forward in the male-dominated field of financial services. She encourages other professional women to keep persevering in their fields despite the struggles they may face, and she believes that acknowledging other women's accomplishments will contribute to the continued growth of women in business.