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Meet Naathalie Carey – A Resourceful Woman Who Faces Her Fears Head-On

A Resourceful Woman Who Faces Her Fears Head-On. Nathaalie Carey is the Deputy Commissioner for Administration and Chief Financial Officer at NYS Department of Labor. She manages the agency’s $4 billion portfolios and oversees internal operations. Nathaalie previously served as a member of Governor Cuomo’s NYS Women’s Pay Equity Panel and was the Assistant Comptroller for Local Government and School Accountability.  In 2018 the YWCA of the Greater Capital Region, Inc. named NathaalieResourceful Woman of the Year.”

At the age of 24, Nathaalie became the youngest person and first woman and first person of color that was appointed as Budget Director of Broome County. She Chairs the Liberty Partnership Program, sits on the Women@Work Advisory Board and started a mentorship program for women in the workplace. Her @RisingHigherTogether facebook group is aimed at helping professionals reach their potential and informs her bi-monthly column in the Women@Work Magazine.

Nathaalie received a B.S. in English and a Master’s in Public Administration from Binghamton University. She is the past President of the Albany, NY Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. In May 2018,  she was recognized by the Center for Women in Government as a “Woman of Strength” and later in November, she received the “Woman of Color in Civil Service Award” from Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Nathaalie moved to the United States from Guyana when she was 6-years-old. In a 2017 interview with, she shared the following about her early childhood.

“I was born to a teenage mother in a third world country where the infant mortality rate was about 30 percent,” she said. “The very fact that I am able to sit here with all of you very established women and men in a position where I have the opportunity to share my story is a testament to something that is greater than me.”

Per Nathaalie’s her parents separated after she was born and her father’s family moved to the U.S.

“[My father] did something that was very unlike a lot of young men back in the 1980s,” she said. “He convinced my mother to send her,  then an only child, to live with him in America.” She said he has poured so much into her and it has allowed her to achieve heights of which he could only dream.

“That is the approach I take throughout my life,” she said. “That is to face my fears head-on.”

“I never let anyone speak on my behalf.  There are too many voiceless women in this world already. For you to sit here and have a seat at the table, and not use your voice…is a tragedy.”

Naathalie is married and has two beautiful kids.

Nathaalie Carey / Tally Maxwell / Rising Higher Together with Nathaalie award acceptance speech as the 2018 Resourceful Woman of the Year!#19thAnnualResourcefulWomensAwardsLuncheon #2018RWAL #EmpoweringWomen #ResourcefulWomanOfTheYear #RisingHigherTogetherWithNathaalie

Posted by Daquetta Jones on Monday, 19 November 2018

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