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MARY DEAN: Founder/ Chief Creative Officer
In January 2007, after 5 years as VP/Creative Director
at Publicis USA leading the highly successful Curves
business, Mary walked away to pursue a very personal
goal: creating KickSkirt. KickSkirt is one of the first agencies in the world dedicated to
helping smart brands connect with women by connecting the dots between great research and inspried, female-led creative.
During her twenty plus years in advertising, Mary's
work has garnered creative awards including Clios,
Addys, The One Show, and Communication Arts. More
notably, she has twice won highest honors from
The AWNYs for contributing to the positive portrayal
of women. But what Mary really excels at is getting
results. TheGold and Silver EFFIES for her work on Curves
is proof that she not only connects with women, but
also motivates them. While building the Levi's Jeans
For Women brand, her campaign flooded Levi's 1-800
Mary is that
rare creative person who is a stickler for good ROI.
Her work ethic and talent have benefited the likes of
McDonalds, Celestial Seasonings, Levis, Clorox, and
GlaxoSmithKline among others. She has spent years at
some of the top agencies throughout the world
including Leo Burnett, Chiat/Day and Foote Cone and
Mary lives in Denver with her husband Steve, son Cal
(18), daughter Isabel (15), a dog named Ruby, and a
bird that repeats words it shouldn't.
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BARBARA: Women's Health Expert/ Author
Barbara is an award-winning author and women's health
nurse practitioner who appears regularly as a women's
health expert on NBC's show iVillageLive. She reaches
over 2 million women viewers at home and on-line with
her friendly informative segments. With over 20 years
of experience caring for and listening to women, Barb
is an invaluable resource and advisor for KickSkirt's
health and wellness clients. Not to mention, a great
friend to have around the office when you're feeling a
bit under the weather.
In January 2004, Barb founded Blue Orchid Press, an
innovative company that publishes personal guides to
women's health. She has sold over 3 million guides in
partnerships with companies that provide products and
services to women in the health and wellness arena.
She is also on advisory boards for many companies and
has worked with GlaxoSmithKline, Roche, Wyeth and
Cytyc to name just a few.
Barb holds a degree in nursing from Boston College and a
master's degree in women's health from the University
of California at San Francisco. While she still treats
women of all ages in her practice at Women's
Physicians OB/GYN Medical Group in Mountain View,
California, she also manages to find time to volunteer
at a free clinic for Latina women without insurance.
Barb is an avid scuba diver and snorkeler. When on
dry land, you'll most likely find her building sand
castles with her son or hiking with her husband, John.
Clearly, she's an all-terrain marvel and we're lucky
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KLAUDIA: Strategic Brand Director/ Retail Guru
In the years that we've known and worked with Klaudia,
we've become convinced there's nothing she can't do.
She's got special expertise in strategic brand
management in the retail, packaged goods and
ingredient branding categories. Yet she's also led The
Four Seasons, Monster.com, and a communications
semiconductor account with equal agility. While
leading the Wal-Mart account for five years at GSD&M,
she not only drove their marketing, she led their
operational and merchandising strategies as well.
And did we mention she's also been a media planner and
buyer? Or that we've never seen her succumb to the
need for sleep? Or skip her kids' swim meets? That,
my friends, is the sign of one dedicated woman with
Klaudia received her bachelor's degree in Psychology
at Vanderbilt University. When she's not helping a
client reach new goals, you can find her photographing
her children, Nate and
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