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Who is your biggest inspiration? Oprah Winfrey, Clare Booth Luce and Eleanor Roosevelt. I’m a Gemini so can’t choose just one! When and where are you at your happiest? When I’m asleep and dreaming-life sooo good then. Wonder Woman or Cat Woman? Wonder Woman What is the quality you admire most in a partner? A bath and fresh breath.

Do you believe in reincarnation, and if you could what or who would you come back as? I believe in life after death, think I’d come back as a pampered Park Avenue Pooch. Do you have a desert island disc? Yes- Anything by Bob Marley How important is professional recognition? It’s nice to be recognized by your peers but personal fulfillment means more to me.

How would you like your work to be remembered? As fun! How different is your life right now to the life your mother lead at the same age? At my age my mother had two children under 10 and had just gotten divorced! I haven’t even managed the divorce part, I have a lot to catch up on. Is there a difference between you the woman and you the “business woman”? Not really, I suppose I’m more direct with work-but essentially I’m the same.

If you could manifest, through sheer will power, one gift for the millions of under represented, displaced and abused women in the world what would it be? Equal opportunity for all. If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be? As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned to accept myself more but, I would change my zit!! Adult acne is a real bummer.

at The New York Times, Darabi successfully led the drive to market NYTimes.com across multiple social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter. In 2009, her New York Times multimedia Inauguration Day campaign on Facebook won first prize at the INMA Awards for excellence in marketing. Natalia Allen

Katherine Schwarzenegger

Soraya Darabi

“Sustainability is an enabler of innovation and should be at the core of the design of new products and services,” remarks Natalia. An avid surfer and artist, Natalia Allen combined her Parsons fashion education with an intense social science program at The New School and Industry work on eco-friendly technology and textiles with companies such as Dupont. Her quest for knowledge took her straight to the fashion industry’s fast lane.

Katherine Schwarzenegger believes that every young girl should be encouraged to “rock what they’ve got.” She is an author, a global activist, a student, the “big sister” every girl wishes she had, and the trusted, secret ally every mother needs. She speaks candidly, openly, and honestly about the struggle to develop a healthy body image in today’s body-conscious society and the confidence it takes for young women to celebrate who they truly are.

Soraya Darabi has been witness to, and at the heart of, Silicon Alley’s rebirth over the last half of this decade. As Manager of Digital Partnerships and Social Media

If you could offer one piece of advice to a young woman starting out in her chosen career what would that be?

Find your niche and follow your passion -but also learn to be thick skinned, don’t take anything personally. June Sarpong 39

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