SUCCESSFUL, TALENTED AND ENERGETIC, SHE CAN DO IT ALL: GET AN MBA FROM AN ELITE BUSINESS SCHOOL, HEAD MARKETING TEAM OF A MULTINATIONAL COMPANY, AND RAISE A BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER. MEET EMPLOI'S SUPER WOMAN: THE GORGEOUS ELENA!

RESUME: After getting degrees from elite schools in Russia and France and managing major cosmetics and food brands in France and Belgium, Elena now heads the US marketing department for the frozen yogurt business of a multinational company.

PATH TO THE TOP: "I am not afraid to veer off a straight career path to learn something new. I think being able to constantly acquire new skills and knowledge is key; it's what makes me thrive at work."

DEFINING MOMENT: "Being assigned French language as my minor at the Unviersity of Foreign Relations in Moscow. It set in motion a chain of events which led to traveling the world working for various French companies, a charming French husband and my baby daughter Eléonore."

STATEMENT PIECE: "I have always had the affinity for the French way of dressing. My style is a mix of gamine and understated chic. I have an unreasonable number of navy blue pieces in my closet, and my favorite one is Chrystie Dress from emploi. I love to dress it up with my pearl Peter Pan collar or a silk Hermes scarf worn as a belt.

All images are by Ksenia Tavrina Photography (c).