Many 20-something women today don’t know where to look for inspiration: The Marissa Mayers of the world feel akin to the 1%, but opting out of a high-powered career to have balance doesn’t feel right, either. But there are more options—we just need to talk about them.
Many women look for ways to combine a passion for giving back with a successful career. Others are torn between entrepreneurship and a corporate path. But Mary Jo Cook, Chief Impact Officer for Fair Trade USA and a former Clorox exec, decided to do it all.
Whitney Johnson started her career at age 30 with a music degree and a few years of secretarial experience, then went on to launch her own investment firm and her own nationally-anticipated book. Read on for her true story of following big dreams.
Amanda Hesser started college as a Finance and Economics major, but quickly found that her passion lay in food. Check out how she changed course, and the enormous success she’s had since that big decision.
Joy Newton has been an illustrator, an artist, a marketer, and more. But it took all those jobs to find her true passion: a handmade business that brings the beauty of the outdoors inside. Read on for how she found her path.
As Michelle Madhok climbed the corporate ladder at CBS and AOL, she realized she was feeling increasingly stifled and longed to call her own shots. So when she got laid off, she took the opportunity and founded shopping company SheFinds. Here’s a closer look at her incredible path.
While you might have dreams of what you want to achieve in your career, the path getting there isn’t easily paved. That’s why we’re bringing you this series of successful 40-something women sharing their stories and the lessons they’ve learned along the way.
As a young girl, Sonia Misak knew she wanted to travel the world and never stop learning. But when it came time to find a job, it was less apparent how she could merge these two passions into one path. Find out more in this installment of “Finding Your Path.”
Welcome to our new series, featuring the stories of successful 40-something women, how they found their career path, and the lessons they’ve learned along the way. Kicking us off is Communications and Marketing Executive Sarah Gormley.