Betsy Holder, Attorney at Law at Steigmann Law PC, was in the first group of women who came out of the woodwork in year one who said, “How can I help?” Her work in our community and abroad is powerful. Thank you, Betsy, for being an amazing example!


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What are you grateful for today?
My Health and my family’s health.

Tell us about one of your friends and what you love about her.
Dr. Suzanne Trupin. A generation above me, she is my friend and more so my mentor. Suzanne is an example of a woman who can be both a professional as well as a mother. As a an OBGYN, she owns her own medical practice, as well as Hada Cosmetics and has simultaneously raised three incredibly successful children. I’ve known Suzanne since I was a child, growing up and swimming with her oldest daughter.  She always managed to be every where at once while simultaneously maintaining her professional and family life. Professional women still receive criticism about not being with their children enough or focusing on their careers too much. In the professional world, a family is perceived as a handicap.  Suzanne, in an era where women were not afforded as many opportunities as we are today, has shown the world that it is very possible to do both; you just have to work a lot harder.

Describe one of the best days of your life.
The days my three children were born. Hands down. Looking forward to the birth of my 4th in January.

What’s the best lesson you learned from your mother/grandmother?
Be strong, confident, and independent. When living your life, act with conviction and don’t worry about what anyone thinks. You are responsible for your own happiness. My grandmother had I Did It My Way on her gravestone from Frank Sinatra and that message has always resonated deeply.  Finally, it is more important to be respected than to be liked.  If you can do both, even better, but if you have to chose one, chose respect.

We’re all unique. What is your special gift?
Multi-tasking.  I’m most satisfied when my plate is about ready to overflow.

What could women be doing to make their community a better place?
Never stop educating yourself.  It opens your eyes to the need within our community and globally.  When trying to make the community a better place, think about the phrase, “You can’t change the world, but you can change the world for one person.”  Become a mentor or volunteer at a nursing home.  If you are a lawyer, do pro-bono work.  Join a service organization.  It is overwhelming to think of big picture change, but it is possible to impact one person’s life at a time and that is enough.

What would you do if you weren’t afraid?
Go to Medical School.

Comments (3)

  1. Page Donaldson Reply

    September 24, 2015 at 8:11 am

    Betsy, this is fantastic, very inspirational, thanks for sharing!

  2. James A Walter Jr Reply

    March 6, 2017 at 8:02 am

    There’s not enough comments I could have to say about Betsy she has been one of the most expiring women I have ever known from the very first day she made the attempt to come out to my house to help me because I had a problem and needed a good attorney that showed me a lot of respect when she made the temp to come out to my house to check everything out most lawyers would have not done that and from that day on I knew she would be good lawyer . Even up today going on almost 3 years later with our case she’s done everything to be a good attorney I have no complaints at all even though it’s taking so long it’s not her fault she’s doing as much as she can and everything she can at the moment it . She also has a great assistant Christian. I have most respect for the whole Law Firm. I pray for her her family and all the people that are with her that God will watch over her and her Associates.
    Thank you very much Betsy holder.

  3. James Walters Jr & Kelly Walters Reply

    May 3, 2017 at 6:48 am

    We took Betsy on because when I called her she came to my house sit down and listen to me she has been the greatest help for me and helping me with my problem with an accident . She’s always there always has an answer and she is one of the nicest most trustworthy and thinks about me first . I would buy you to at least talk to her if you’re looking for a fair attorney. *

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