Soul Sister: Heather Wolitz, Executive Director of the Green Tie Ball
The majority of Wolitz's career was spent on the trading floor of the Chicago Board of Trade as a Broker's Arbitration Assistant in the Dow Jones and Soybean pits. After the market moved to mostly computer trading, Wolitz decided to leave and try her hand in commercial real estate. Through this experience, she met her predecessor at Chicago Gateway Green. "She told me she was hiring for a development manager to sell corporate sponsorships. I was already in love with the organization, so I knew I wanted to make a transition into the non-profit world," said Wolitz. Now serving as the executive director, this philanthropic go-getter is one of two individuals (both women) who plan the Green Tie Ball each year. GTB XXIV takes place on October 10. If you haven't already purchased your tickets to this annual fete, you can do so here. This year's theme is Studio 54, so why wouldn't you want to go?
How she unwinds: "Along with enjoying time with my friends and family. I make sure to get a good workout in four or five days a week. It might be yoga, cardio, or lifting. This keeps me relaxed and feeling great."
Balance tip: "Sometimes it can be a little difficult—especially during Gateway Green's busy event season—but I've learned to make time for the important things, like staying healthy, working out, and cuddling with the family (my hubby and two dogs!). If that means waking up earlier to work out or working out at lunch time, so be it. The saying 'work hard, play hard' was meant for most Chicagoans, I'm sure."
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