By the Numbers

Where are they from?
Discover which state each of our Women to Watch hails from. Hover over the gold dot to find out which honoree is based there.
Favorite social network
The majority of our honorees are more likely to post a comment than tweet one.
Time at the office
Average weekly work hours clocked by this year’s Women to Watch
Years in the industry
Who’s a veteran and who has decades to grow
Words to live by
Career advice from our honorees
Lori Hardwick
“ Think about failures … as opportunities to learn. ”
Margaret C. Starner
“Don’t wait. Learn however you can.”
Eileen O'Connor
“Forty is not too old to start a new career.”
Valerie G. Brown
“There are no mistakes, only lessons.”
Debra C. Kriebel
“A horse never won a race it didn’t enter.”
Peggy Ruhlin
“Everything happens for the best.”
Karen P. Schaeffer
“If you're helping people, you'll love your work.”
Stacy Francis
“If you believe you can, you can.”
Katherine Mauzy
“Get comfortable being uncomfortable.”
Susan Hirsch
“Don’t be afraid to step out of the crowd.”