Our Founder

My Story

Amy Polacko truly believes that you are the master of your own destiny. A divorced single mom herself, she thought she would be the only divorced woman in her town of Ridgefield, CT – until she met so many more. She’s made it her mission to make sure other women do not feel alone during and after this life-changing event.


That’s how Strong Savvy Women was born. The group’s support meetings started in Amy’s living room and have grown to larger meeting places – and are expanding to virtual ones. So be sure to tell your friends!


Amy is a Freedom Warrior – an entrepreneur who escaped the corporate world and now runs a global wellness business. She is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School and worked as a newspaper and television reporter for over ten years, winning part of a team Pulitzer Prize at Newsday. She later worked in public relations for Pepsi and then as the Editorial Director at Vassar College.

Our Leadership Team

Rosemarie Ferrante

Attorney / Mediator / Collaborative Divorce Attorney

Rosemarie Ferrante is a divorced mom of three teenagers and founder of the Divorce

Alie Hamilton

Wealth Management Advisor

Originally from Scotland, Alie lives in New Canaan with her two teenage children and has been divorced since 2012.

LouAnn Daprato

Loan Officer

LouAnn is a mortgage originator helping people get into their dream home. She has been in the mortgage business