WHO’S THE BOSS?

ARMED WITH A SO­CIAL CON­SCIENCE AND PRO­FES­SIONAL SAVVY, THESE SIX PHILADEL­PHIA WOMEN ARE RE­DEFIN­ING SUC­CESS BY TAK­ING OTH­ERS ALONG FOR THE RIDE.

Philadelphia Style - - Style - by KRISTIN DET­TER­LINE pho­tog­ra­phy by PHIL KRAMER

Women’s rights are front and cen­ter in the news in 2017. But in the City of Broth­erly Love, we’ve al­ways known that the fu­ture is fe­male. The six pro­fes­sion­als fea­tured in our an­nual Women of In­flu­ence edi­tion have paved their own paths to power with a shared mis­sion in mind: Give back on the road to the top. Here, from in­side the his­toric Ritz-carl­ton, Philadel­phia, we present Philly’s most of-the-mo­ment fe­male lead­ers.

—HOT COM­MOD­ITY— For Nutrisys­tem’s pres­i­dent and CEO, Dawn Zier, the busi­ness of help­ing peo­ple get healthy is bet­ter than ever.

First job: “As a child, sell­ing Girl Scout cook­ies! I prided my­self on be­ing the top seller.” Great­est ac­com­plish­ment: “Be­ing the mom of two won­der­ful chil­dren, and rais­ing them with the val­ues, cu­rios­ity, and build­ing blocks to suc­ceed.” What lead­er­ship means: “Some­one who in­spires oth­ers to achieve col­lec­tive out­comes that one couldn’t achieve on their own. Whether through Nutrisys­tem, where we help men and women of all ages achieve health­ier lives through safe, ef­fec­tive weight loss, or my vol­un­teer work with Go Red for Women, I want to in­spire peo­ple to live health­ier, stronger, and longer lives.” Role mod­els: “I came from mod­est means, but my par­ents pri­or­i­tized ed­u­ca­tion and in­stilled in me, from an early age, that I could be any­thing that I wanted to be if I put my mind to it.” Keys to suc­cess: “Un­der my ten­ure, Nutrisys­tem has ex­pe­ri­enced ex­po­nen­tial growth. That’s all thanks to my team. The strat­egy and vi­sion that the lead­er­ship team has set out­lines the path for­ward, but it’s the ex­cep­tional com­pany-wide ex­e­cu­tion that has, ev­ery sin­gle year, turned our goals into re­sults.” Why Philly is good for busi­ness: “There are more than 100 col­leges within a 50-mile ra­dius of Philly, in­clud­ing some of the most pres­ti­gious in the coun­try. There is a pal­pa­ble en­ergy driven by this.” What’s next: “We re­cently ac­quired the South Beach Diet brand, and ear­lier this year we launched it as a struc­tured weight­loss pro­gram. We’re of­fer­ing more choices than ever.” Me in three words: “De­ter­mined. Pas­sion­ate. Thought­ful.” Get so­cial: @Dawnziern­tri

“I MEANS, CAME BUT FROM MY MOD­EST PAR­ENTS PRI­OR­I­TIZED ED­U­CA­TION AND IN­STILLED IN ME, FROM AN EARLY AGE, THAT I COULD BE ANY­THING THAT I WANTED TO BE IF I PUT MY MIND TO IT.”— dawn zier

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