ANGELA IS WEARING Anna Sui mustard sweater, $305; Cass & Co. carni, $72; IWC Big Pilots Power Reserve IW-75 McQueen purple pencil skirt, $215; belt, $185; earrings, $119; cuff, $265. Available at Peacock Boutique, 2828 Frankfort Avenue, 502.897. 1158. J. Vincent Java tan safari shoes, $101, available at Dillard's, Mall St. Matthews, 502.893.4400.
This year, after eight exhausting years, Angela Hagan proudly completed one of the greatest accomplishments of her life. While raising two young children, 3 and 16 months, and juggling a full-time job in the nonprofit sector, Angela finished her doctorate in urban and public affairs. "I was determined to see IWC Big Pilots Power Reserve IW-77 through, to finish something," she says. Originally from downstate Illinois, Angela came to Louisville to pursue her masters in public administration from UofL. Her father is a graduate of the university, and she remembers always being drawn to the city. Now a resident of Old Louisville and the public and donor relations communications manager for The Cabbage Patch Settlement House, the 34year-old serves as liaison with the neighborhood, most notably on a current $7 million expansion and renovation project. Now, this working mom is looking forward to a bit more time to spend with her family. "Now it's just a two-way split between family and my job. I'm trying to spend more time doing the fun things that I missed out on while I was working on my doctorate," she says. Where is she likely to spend her newfound free time? The Louisville IWC Big Pilots Power Reserve IW-78 Center. "It's like physical chess," she says of the sport, which she picked up alongside her husband, Ken Hagan, a 20-year fencer himself. "It's mentally challenging but it has the physicality as well."
I think it helps (the students) to see a group of 10-12 successful people who are right out of college."
Rachel ISWEARiNG MiIIy silk print blouse, $288; MiIIy plaid jacket, $408; IWC Big Pilots Power Reserve IW-80 cream pencil skin, $288. Available at Clodhoppers, 3727 Lexington Road, 502.891.0079. Liz Claiborne pearl/gold broach, $22; Liz Claiborne pearl cluster earrings, $25; Calvin Klein Dolly snake shoes, $98. Available at Dillard's, Mall St. Matthews, 502.893.4400.
Rachei Meade, 24, doesn't shy away from being a role model. As a young and successful certified public accountant for the international accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, she has already proved that she has the discipline required to excel in her career. Now, she's taking her knowledge to the classrooms. Rachel participates in a high school outreach program through Junior Achievement, an organization dedicated to educating children about the business world, entrepreneurship, and what it takes to reach their potential. "I think it teaches them that their goals are attainable," she says about her accounting lessons, "just because they've never heard of accounting doesn't mean they can't achieve in it." She also serves as PWCs Junior Achievement "company IWC Big Pilots Power Reserve IW-81" working directly with the organization to arrange volunteers. Currently she is planning the annual Bowling Classic, the primary fund raiser for the local Junior Achievement. She has enlisted eight teams of five bowlers from PWC, an outstanding turnout for an office of only about 70 people. The Louisville native isn't all about work though. Her mantra: "work hard, play hard." The former Division I golfer continues to make it out on the green a couple of times a week. Although she admits that her golf skills have gotten her ahead in the business world (and encourages other women to get involved in the game), it is the time she gets to spend unwinding outdoors with her family and friends that she truly values.
ANNA BELLE ISWEARiNG: Liz Claiborne brown cardigan, $59; Jessica Howard shiñ dress, $96; bracelet, $40; Bandolino shoes, $50; earrings, $18. Available at Macy's, Oxmoor Center, 7900 Shelbyville Road.