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Erin E Engelke, 35

Vice President, Communications & Public Relations, Feed The Children, Edmond
Engelke’s heart lies in the nonprofit industry. As vice president of communications and public relations for Feed The Children, one of the largest charities in the country, she gets to serve the the community she is most passionate about. “I hope to continue using my skills to benefit those in need, eventually becoming a president of a nonprofit serving children,” she says. As a working mother, Engelke is passionate about supporting other working mothers and is writing a book that discusses the challenges of balancing work and motherhood. She also contributes to the national website, www.workitmom.com. Engelke offers sage advice to others on obtaining success: “Don’t allow your age, gender or life circumstances to limit your success,” she says. “You can do so much more than you could ever imagine. Say yes, when you feel like you should say no, and accept challenges as a steppingstone to becoming confident in your own abilities.”