Ivy Grant, 37 Associate Principal Edelman Consulting
Global public relations firm Edelman brought Grant on board from Polo Ralph Lauren in June 2011 to build its management consulting arm, using her 13-year background to help the $300 million PR giant develop more expansive and lucrative relationships with clients. The Cornell and New York University graduate is charged with helping Edelman restructure its organization by adding organizations such as the Ohio State University to its client roster, hiring new talent, and creating new business strategies.
Major personal accomplishment: "I bought my dream home a few years ago."
Next personal goal: "I decided to get my act together health-wise and hired a personal trainer."
Dream vacation: "Iâ€™ve always been one of those people who wanted to go on one of those extreme eco tours."
Dream car: "A hybrid convertible Mustang would be my ideal! Something cool and good for the environment at the same time."
Laptop: A Macbook and an IPad
Favorite store: "Nordstrom, because of their great shoe selection."
Favorite beverage: "I donâ€™t drink alcohol but I love Martinelliâ€™s Sparkling Apple Cider."