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Publisher: Olive Tree Publishing, Inc. President Mona L. Faris-Placey

Managing Editor Christine Stossel Art Director Miriam Wiegel

Associate Editor Margaret Misri Sales

National Advertising Mona L. Faris-Placey Sales Director

West Coast Pamela Burke East Coast Richard Garcia Product Sales Lily James A

s the managing editor of Professional Woman’s Magazine, I’m al- ways pleased to hear of and publish stories of successful women in

every field. Women are exercising their strengths and making their mark everywhere, and this issue of Professional Woman’s Magazine is packed with the success stories of women who inspire. Gabrielle Union, star of television and movies, talks with us about her rise as an actor, the opportunities she was given, and the struggles she faced. One life-changing struggle came when she was raped at work at the age of 19. Read how she uses that tragedy and her recovery from it to give hope to other women who have been brutalized. She didn’t just grow stronger as a result of her worst nightmare—she flourished, refus- ing to let it hold her back or cause her shame. She’s become one of Hol- lywood’s most sought-after actors, and she uses that fame at every op- portunity to spread hope and healing to others. Gabrielle’s stunning photos were shot for us by Elisabeth Caren, tru-

ly a photographer to the stars. Her signature creative photography has been published in some of the biggest newspapers and magazines, and we’re thrilled to showcase her work in this issue. Don’t miss the article on small business marketing by Lynn Sarkany,

owner of MarketFinders. If you own a small business, you might be surprised to learn that to attract customers, your company may not want to create an image that says you’re bigger, but rather one that makes it clear that you’re strong, ready, and able. Lynn’s article will tell you how you can create a strong image and successful marketing strategy for your small business. These women hearten and energize us, and we hope you’ll feel the

same way when you read their stories. Be sure to check us out on Face- book and Twitter, and visit us online at www.professionalwomanmag. com for even more motivating stories and resources that will help you improve your business or career.

Christine Stossel Managing Editor, Professional Woman’s Magazine Headquarters

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