Woman of the Week: Cynthia Peters

Caroline  -  Jan 06, 2014  -  No Comments

Here at Executive Elements, we like to feature fantastic women we think you should know. Some of these women are clients, some are friends, some are women we’ve only just met. But they all have this in common: they are dynamic, interesting gals who have agreed to share with us their insights and secrets to success.

Cynthia Peters

My Current Job/Company:
VP Of Marketing/Highlights for Children

My Birthdate:

My Work:
I am the Vice President of Marketing over the Direct-to-Consumer business line at Highlights for Children. I lead a terrific and talented marketing team, overseeing the strategic development of all marketing initiatives for our magazines, book clubs, merchandise, and digital products.

My Passion:
Making a positive impact on children.

My Family:
Frank – My wonderful husband and best friend since college
Lauren (age 14) and Elise (age 12) – My two terrific, funny daughters
Leo (our 4 yr old Border Collie), (Pixie and Patch – 2 rescued cats of unknown age), (Finn-our 12-yr old goldfish)

My Heroes:
My mother and her mother – both trailblazers
My father – who showed up to every one of my soccer games and rooted me on in his quiet, gentle way

My Escape:
Heading into the great outdoors – for days at a time

My Pet Peeve:
Blame – “When you blame others, you give up your power to change.” ~ Robert Anthony

My Indulgence:
Long baths and a good book (or magazine)

My Roots:
Supportive, close family who valued hard work, education, and humor.

My Future:
Staying amazed, enthused, and pleasantly surprised each day

My Quote on Life:
“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

My Accessory:
Handmade silver rings I collect when I travel

My Advice to Young Women:
Your voice is as important as anyone else’s in the room. Use it wisely.

How I Balance it All:
I rely more on family and friends than I used to. This has not only allowed me to accomplish and grow more, it’s made that growth even more enjoyable. And I laugh whenever chaos creeps in – laughing makes it easier to push back out.

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