Becca Apfelstadt

“I’ve actually never had a resume!” We’re going to jump out on a limb (soon-to-be-reveled pun 100% intended) and say that treetree co-founder and CEO Becca Apfelstadt is one of very few successful advertising agency owners who can say that. Starting her career before most girls even decided what to wear for prom, and quickly…

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Elizabeth Martin

Sometimes realizing what career isn’t right for you is just as valuable as ultimately finding the one that is. Elizabeth Martin, general manager for Minor League Baseball’s Bakersfield Blaze (a Single A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners), dabbled in sales, considered representing underserved pro athletes and tested out working for the NFL's Oakland Raiders (just in case)….

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Kate Addis

While Katie Addis was busy changing her major (five times!) and worrying about falling into a career she wasn't passionate about, she didn't realize she was also gaining valuable experience for a job she'd love. While school was important, it was her summer involvement as a counselor, trainer and camp director with Camp Adventure Youth…

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Harriet Greenberg

Harriet Greenberg will be one of the first to tell you that fashion and finance go hand-in-hand. As a partner in Friedman LLP's Fashion Services Group, Harriet uses her more than 30 years of CPA experience to oversee a host of clients representing all aspects of the fashion industry. While being an accountant is a numbers…

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Nellie Akalp

Nellie Aklap has always been passionate about the ideals and trailblazing spirit of entrepreneurship. What she wasn't so passionate about was how intimidating and seemingly difficult the process of taking dream to reality could be. So she teamed up with her husband and, after starting a few of their own businesses, created CorpNet to help…

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Lauren Hefferon

Lauren Hefferon might have one of our favorite job titles yet: director and CEB — chief executive biker. An avid cyclist from a very young age, Lauren knew she wanted bicycling to be at the center of her life, but wasn't sure how to make a career of it. After graduating in anthropology from Cornell,…

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Tairia Flowers

Tairia Flowers lives for "walking out to the field … to play and watch the game I love." And as Head Softball Coach for California State Northridge, she gets to do just that. An All-American at UCLA, as well as a two-time Olympian with both a gold and silver medal to her credit, Tairia relies…

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Maria Reitan

Maria Reitan is a senior principal and head of the lifestyle marketing group at Carmichael Lynch Spong, a Minneapolis and New York City-based PR agency. As part of that role, Maria leads the agency's efforts in marketing to women, lending her expertise on how to reach the coveted demographic and uses her television news background…

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Stephanie Cross

Social media has become such an ubiquitous part of life, it's easy to forget how relatively new it is. Case in point: when Stephanie Cross started her marketing career, there was no such thing as "social media marketing strategy." Yet today, she's managing the online marketing strategy for a designed set of Starwood Hotels and…

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Lauren Davis

Lauren Arbittier Davis says she's been an enthusiastic marketeer since her grade school days of "hawking handmade friendship bracelets at the Jersey shore." Today, she's the founder of Alkali, a boutique marketing firm that helps small and medium-sized businesses grow with marketing services of every kind. Before launching Alkali, Lauren honed her skills working in-house…

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