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Phx Biz Journal 40 Under 40 Kick-Off Event 2017

What does it take to be part of Phoenix Business Journal’s “40 under 40” of  🤔?

“The best candidate quantitatively demonstrates:

  • Business Success (financial results, career growth)
  • Community involvement (volunteer work, advocacy)
  • Leadership (public profile, reputation)
  • Influence (impact on region, public policy, quality of life)”

Seems like a tall order, but when you’re fueled by passion (like the alumnus and nominees I’ve had the pleasure to meet)- you’re already doing all of the above as part of your life’s work. And while the awards are nice, they are not the motive. The real #goals is to achieve that level of mentality & freedom before you’re 40! (Also okay if you’re 40+ 😁)

40 under 40 phoenix business journal 2017 - kristina sescon
Celebrating with 40 Under 40 Alumnus & Nominess

Olenka Cullinan is an exemplary candidate. While I know you don’t do what you do for the accolades (as you are currently in India expanding your Rising Tycoons programs on a global level) you are inspiration as a woman, boss, and a mother. 🔥💕✨ Congratulations on your well-deserved nomination!

Thank you for having us Olenka, & thank you Kyle Thomas for letting me be your +1 🤗😍 & for introducing me to the most generous community of #yesphx 🙏🏼 because you think they should also meet me! 🙋🏻

Thanks for the good times Neel Mehta (Alumni of Class 2016), Chase Garett (2017 nominee), Katie Linehan . And Ellure Lounge for hosting the first #40under40phx kick-off celebration!

40 under 40 Phoenix Business Journal 2017 - Kristina Sescon
Stay tuned for more event photography coming soon!