Designing Her Way to the Top

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Name: Dorothy Wolden
Age: 42
Title: Principal + Creative Director
Married/Single: Married
Kids:  Two sons — Oldest son, AJ, serves in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman, and youngest, Zach, is in college pursing an engineering degree.
Live: Chandler

Meet Dorothy Wolden, a woman with 17 years of experience as a graphic designer and brand development strategist. Building on her design background and business experience, she founded a creative firm in 2002, with the intention of providing strategic, high quality branding solutions and marketing materials for clients, with a focus on answering business challenges and client satisfaction. In 2012, she merged her successful boutique design firm with Gravity Webworks. Together they offer world-class interactive digital services, quality design, strategic branding, and marketing solutions. Dorothy serves on the board for the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). She is one of the founders of Platform Scottsdale and sits on the Advisory Board for Honor Walk Foundation. Platform Scottsdale is a new organization dedicated to giving women a platform to meet, mentor, and connect with like-minded women. For more information on Platform Scottsdale visit the website at: www.platformscottsdale.com.  Read how this successful businesswoman answered these 20 questions.

I was born…

in Long Island, New York.

My favorite thing about Arizona…

There is always something great to do outdoors.

I’m listening to…

Pink.

My family…

is the center of my world.

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be…

Bill & Hillary Clinton.

One thing I cannot live without…

There are three things I can’t live without, my sons and husband.

When I was younger, I wanted to be…

a Marine Biologist.

I’m inspired by…

everyone who pursues a dream.

The one person who motivates me is…

my husband.

If I could change anything in the world, it would be…

gender equality.

The perfect day would be…

on the beach with a book and my family.

My first job was…

bagging groceries at ABCO.

My favorite escape…

a good book.

My life…

is full of joy.

I’m currently working on…

refinishing my bathroom cabinets.

Always…

be grateful.

Never…

be mean.

Favorite Quote…

“A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.”- Eleanor Roosevelt

Biggest Dream…

I want a vacation home in Belize.

My Pet Peeve(s)…

People who are late.

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