by Nancy Krawczyk,
Originally published: May 1, 2017
Julie Fajgenbaum, founder and CEO of the custom photo album service Tweed Wolf, vividly remembers the moment a male mentor changed the course of her career.
While working as a director at American Express, a vice president position opened up and her male boss encouraged her to apply.
“I would have been jumping the queue of other directors with more tenure,” she remembers, “but my boss told me: ‘If not you, who?’ He meant, ‘Who is more qualified and could do a better job?’ I applied and got that job.”