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Kim Fairchild, 39

Certified Public Accountant, HoganTaylor, Tulsa
In her rewarding career as an accountant for one of the most prestigious accounting firms in Tulsa, Fairchild has learned a few things about hard work and commitment, and it shows. The recipient of numerous accolades and achievements – including the University of Tulsa School of Accounting Distinguished Alumna Award in 2013 – likes to quote others. “Winston Churchill said ‘Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen,’” she says. That advice, which she gladly passes on, has helped in her success.