25, Corporate Events Coordinator
Waddell & Reed
and Ivy Funds
, Overland Park, Kan.
What she does:
Ridenhour plans more than 45 training and incentive meetings per year ranging from five to 1,500 people for Ivy Funds, an investment management company, and its parent company, Waddell & Reed.
How I got here:
“During my final semester of college, I had an assignment to interview someone in a career field I wanted to enter, so I interviewed my current boss. After the assignment, she offered me a short internship helping out at the company’s annual incentive sales meeting. A year later, a position in her corporate events department opened up, and she reached out to me.”