Lucy Graham, Director, Marketing, Carousel Industries
Coming from the marketing world, I admire Steve Jobs. He was a pioneer and a genius and did what nobody else thought could be done. He remains a huge inspiration and to me and has always been an enormous influence. Another person is Carol Meyrowitz of TJX Group, who came up with the phrase 'fashionista." She has been able to effectively rebrand and restructure that organization to be the great place that we all know now. She brought it to a new level and in a tough economy -- I admire that.