A local military wife is being called a Champion of Change by the White House for her entrepreneurship.
She will be honored at the White House as an example to the nation of how to balance career and military life.
Adrianna Domingos-Lupher married her high school sweetheart. Her husband is a captain in the Air Force deployed in South Korea.
Ten years after their marriage – and two kids later – she became a social media entrepreneur. Domingos-Lupher says, "As a military spouse we are constantly moving. As a professional, trying to recreate a career with each move is challenging."
She now runs her company, MSB New Media, out of her home. Her business includes paying other military wives to blog.
"We connect military spouse bloggers with opportunities with brands and organizations looking to get the word out about their products and services," she said.
Domingos-Lupher got the email invitation saying she had been named a Champion of Change for starting her small business and helping military families. Domingos-Lupher adds, "My first thought was, ‘Oh this is my dead Nigerian Uncle who's left me a great sum of money. I was like, surely the White House does not reach out like this. But they did."
She's excited about the opportunity to be an example of how to manage a family and career when her husband is deployed.
"Yes, the military spouse reality can be challenging. But it does not mean you should give up on your professional aspirations and dreams,” she said.