Debbie Small, President and CEO of Community Bank and Trust in both Cheatham and Robertson counties, was honored at the Nashville Business Journal's annual Women of Influence awards on Tuesday. April 23, 2019. Small was one of nine Top Company Executives receiving this prestigious award at a luncheon held at the Omni Hotel in Nashville that hosted over 700 attendees.
Small's first job was working as a teller at a bank in Franklin where she learned how to take instructions and appreciate the wisdom of others. "The hardest lesson I learned was how to overcome rejection," said Small. "The surprising thing women still deal with in the workplace is a persistent issue that, in my experience, women still have to work twice as hard as men in like positions to earn comparable compensation," continued Small. (Submitted)