GC Q+A

Interviews with women who’ve made it to the top.

[Q&A] Johanna Maska: A Role Model for a New Generation of Women on how she grew from Galesburg to the White House to Financial Technology

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[Q&A] Johanna Maska: A Role Model for a New Generation of Women on how she grew from Galesburg to the White House to Financial Technology

Interviewed by Ari Ratner Tell me about your experience growing up. I grew up in Galesburg, Illinois – President Obama talked about Galesburg in 2004 when he was running for Senate and spoke at the Democratic convention. He talked about this place where the workers at Maytag lost their jobs in a pretty devastating blow […]

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[Q&A] Fragrance Designer Sue Phillips

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[Q&A] Fragrance Designer Sue Phillips

Born in South Africa, Sue Phillips is the founder of Scenterprises, a custom perfumery in New York City and is a globally known expert on fragrances, perfume, cosmetics and personal care. She has worked at Elizabeth Arden, Lancôme and Tiffany, where she was VP-Fragrance Marketing. Among the fragrances she has created are Tiffany, Tiffany for […]

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[Q&A] Digital Journalist Stacey Rivera: Engage Your Universe

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[Q&A] Digital Journalist Stacey Rivera: Engage Your Universe

Stacey Rivera is Digital Content Director for Cooking Light and My Recipes, a new job she just began after three years at Bon Appétit where she was Director of Content Operations. She received a BA in English from New York University and a diploma in pastry and baking arts from the Institute of Culinary Education. […]

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[Q&A] Wendy Davidson: Bring Your Whole Self to Work

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[Q&A] Wendy Davidson: Bring Your Whole Self to Work

Wendy Davidson is president, U. S. Specialty Channels for The Kellogg Company. She began her career with Tyson Foods, where she worked from 1993 until 2009. She joined McCormick as VP- Consumer Food manufacturing for the U.S. and Latin American Region in 2010, and then Kellogg in 2013. She serves on the board of regents […]

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[Q&A] Paris Realtor Adrian Leeds: Recognize Your Luck

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[Q&A] Paris Realtor Adrian Leeds: Recognize Your Luck

Adrian Leeds is an American in Paris, where she is a property consultant, journalist, TV personality (with 21 appearance on HGTV’s “House Hunters International”) and more. She is author and editor of the Parler Paris and Parler Nice Nouvellettres, author and editor of French Property Insider and of Adrian Leeds’ Top 100 Cheap Insider Paris […]

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[Q&A] Cookbook Writer Kate Leahy’s Recipe for Success

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[Q&A] Cookbook Writer Kate Leahy’s Recipe for Success

Kate Leahy is a freelance writer and recipe developer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the co-author, with Nate Appleman and Shelley Lindgren, of “A16 Food + Wine” (Ten Speed Press, 2008), named the 2009 International Association of Culinary Professionals Cookbook of the Year and recipient of the Julia Child First Book […]

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[Q&A] Christine Pedi: Find Your Voice

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[Q&A] Christine Pedi: Find Your Voice

Christine Pedi earned her nickname, “The Lady of 1,000 Voices,” from her ability to mimic celebrities—in speech and song—as shown in her current role in “NEWSical the Musical” and in her long run in the off-Broadway parody revue “Forbidden Broadway.” She made her Broadway debut in “Little Me” with Martin Short and Faith Prince and […]

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[Q&A] Brenda Dunn Kinney: Fully Show Up

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[Q&A] Brenda Dunn Kinney: Fully Show Up

Brenda Dunn Kinney is CEO and founder of BDK & Associates. She consults with organizations on marketing, corporate strategy, building customer relationships, call centers, technology and operations, partner/alliance marketing, mergers and acquisition, and management. Dunn Kinney has more than 20 years of hands-on executive experience.   What was your business experience before BDK & Associates? […]

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[Q&A] Rebecca Sive: Every Day is Election Day

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[Q&A] Rebecca Sive: Every Day is Election Day

Rebecca Sive is Academic Director of the Women in Public Leadership Executive Education Program, Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago, where she has taught classes on women in politics. She was among Illinois Gov. James R. Thompson’s inaugural appointees to the Illinois Human Rights Commission, on which she served for eight […]

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[Q&A] Rachel Switall: Make Your Mark

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[Q&A] Rachel Switall: Make Your Mark

Rachel Switall is a graphic artist by profession, but being a gatherer of children’s dreams is her true calling. She is publisher, editor, art director, advertising director and marketing director for StudentsXpress, a quarterly publication first printed in December 2011. Showcasing the writings and artwork of students from more than 25 Chicago public schools, StudentsXpress […]

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