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Tralynna Scott, 30

Staff Attorney, Cherokee Nation Businesses, Tulsa
Not everyone takes the same path to success. For Scott, that path started in the accounting department of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma (she holds an accounting degree from the University of Notre Dame). While working in finance-related offices at Cherokee Nation Businesses, she earned her law degree as well as a master’s degree in taxation from the University of Tulsa and now serves as the company’s staff attorney. And she managed it while starting a family – Scott and her husband have twin toddler daughters. “There is nothing in this world that can re-energize someone as quickly as a tickle session with two 17-month-olds,” she says.