Tocqueville Member Spotlight: Carolyn Murphy

Carolyn Murphy is a member of United Way’s Board of Directors, she is the Vice Chair of the Women United Executive Committee, and also serves on the Women’s Leadership Breakfast Host Committee. In addition, Carolyn volunteers as a Marian L. Heard Scholarship e-coach, and recently volunteered her tremendous HR skills at Greater Boston Project Connect where she coached participants on interview skills.

Why have you committed to United Way?

I firmly believe that those who can, must give of themselves.  We all have the opportunity to give one or more of these three gifts, sometimes one at a time and at other times all at once.  I specifically commit to United Way because it is the most efficient way I know of impacting the myriad of problems that an individual or family may face in overcoming an obstacle.   United Way leverages a network of agencies that together provide the web of resources to fully resolve the root problem rather than provide a band-aid to take care of the immediate issue. That is smart problem solving and I dig that!

How have you been impacted by supporting United Way?

Without question, I have received far more than I have given.  I have had the opportunity to meet amazing people and learn from their experiences.   While there are many we serve that have started life behind, through my work with United Way,  I have come to understand that we are all vulnerable to potential setbacks that can have devastating effects on the lives we thought were secure.  Supporting United Way has allowed me the opportunity to strengthen my community such that, in addition to helping disadvantaged individuals and families,  if I or someone I love is in need, the resources will be there.

What does being a Tocqueville member mean to you?

As I said earlier, I believe those that can do must do.  Being a Tocqueville member means visibly and generously leaning into that core belief.  In simplest terms, it is about aligning my pocketbook with my values and providing the leadership opening for others to follow.

Carolyn Murphy – Professional Bio

Carolyn Murphy has been employed with Enterprise Holdings for 28 years.  She is currently the Group Human Resources Manager of all Boston Group operations, a role she has held since July, 2015.  Prior to that, she served as Group HR Manager in Indiana for 13 years. As Group HR Manager, she has oversight over all HR functions for operations in Central and Eastern Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine including Benefits, Legal Compliance, Training & Development, Talent Acquisition, and Diversity and Inclusion.   Carolyn began her Enterprise career in 1990 as a Management Trainee in the Boston area and progressed through the management ranks to become a City Rental Manager in Indianapolis in 1996 prior to moving into HR first as a Talent Acquisition Manager and then as HR Manager.