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Businesswoman - Karen Elizaga This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

By Sara F., Ridgewood, NJ

     Karen Elizaga is founder of
the program Forward Options, which strives to turn young girls’ potential into success
through inspiring workshops.

Real-life stories are the backbone of her
five-hour workshop and though I haven’t attended one myself, interviewing Elizaga helped
me realize that there’s more to success than GPAs and SAT scores. Success isn’t
about luck, it’s about diligence, drive, and

What did you do before creating
Forward Options?

I went to law school and practiced as an
attorney before moving to London and serving in executive management for two technology companies.

Why did you decide to leave behind your successful

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Congrats on getting in the magazine!  I feel bad that no one else has commented... I'm not really sure how I would critique this, I don't normally read interviews, but your questions were good and interesting. There was some conventions stuff, but nothing major.  Overall I think it was good :)
Mar. 22, 2013 at 7:42 PM • Report