August 2017

August 2017 Editor's Note

Author: Maggie Washo | Photographer: M.Kat Photography

This month has been a whirlwind of preparation for what is always one of the biggest and best-read magazines we produce: the Women in Business issue. In celebration, we decided to mark the occasion with four different covers. We want to know which one you think is the best and will enter you in a drawing for $200 IN CASH, just for giving us your opinion. E-mail me at with the cover you prefer, and we’ll pull someone’s name out of a hat LIVE on Facebook on Friday, August 18. We’ll also print the results in our September issue so you can see how your opinion matches up with others.

We hope the successful women featured on the following pages encourage you to do what you’ve always wanted in terms of your career. I encourage you to read through their profiles, as I think you’ll glean some valuable information about what it takes to get to the top—and stay there for as long as you want.

I had so much fun reading everyone else’s Q&A in this issue, I decided to do one myself…

Area of expertise: Saying YES! when I should say NO!
Best career advice I’ve ever received:
Remember the difference between a boss and a leader: A boss says, “Go!” A leader says. “Let’s go!”
Three best qualities that got me where I am today: Hard work, a sense of humor, determination.
Kind of work I’d do for free: Anything that stimulates my creativity.
Favorite perk of the job? Getting to meet so many people in different fields. I have an insatiable curiosity when it comes to how people become successful, and we get to showcase that here.
Worst pitfall of the job? Deadline week.
Last thing I binge-watched: House of Cards. Love me some Kevin Spacey.
One thing I’m exceptionally good at? Visiting Disney World.
One thing I’m especially bad at? Deadlines.
How I clear my mind after a crappy day: Going on a six-mile walk.
My perfect day would begin: with lots of coffee.

See you in the fall, my favorite time of the year!

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