She’s Making Herstory: Meet Tammie L. Otukwu

Tammie L. Otukwu is an Author, U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Retiree, and Certified Life Coach and she currently works for the Veteran’s Administration as a Legal Administrative Specialist. She holds a master’s degree in Psychology and Management, a Green Belt Certification in Lean Six Sigma, and has taken numerous military and civilian training courses. She received a certificate of Appreciation from President Barack Obama upon her retirement from the Army after serving over 26 years.
Her book, “War after the Military” has been featured in Pretty Women Hustle, Soigne, and Swank and Authority Magazines. She has been featured on the Ty Bentli Show, “Get a Hero Hired” and as a guest on Dreamspire Media’s Author’s Lounge. She is a member of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women and spends much of her time volunteering in the community.
Tammie Otukwu has been married to her husband, Innocent Otukwu for 19 years and they have 2 children and 2 grandchildren, and an amazing son-in-law.

What inspired your start in entrepreneurship?
I was inspired to write my book and tell my story to help Veterans leaving the service to help them navigate the civilian world

What has been the highlight of your career thus far?
The highlight of my career was retiring from the Army and receiving a Certificate of Appreciation from President Barack Obama

If you could tribute your success to any in your life who would it be?
I would tribute my success to my Mom’s faith and belief in my dreams

What message do you hope women take away from your platform?
I hope women take away from my platform that anything in life is possible

What is your go-to quote for motivation?
My go-to quote for motivation is “If you stay ready you won’t have to get ready”

What does being a woman making Herstory mean to you?
Being a woman making Herstory means that I am sharing my journey with the hope of inspiring.

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