A few years ago, a NewYorker cartoon by Jason Adam Katzenstein depicted a man andwomen on a date, seated at a dinner table drinking wine. The manlooked happy, the woman stern, and the quote below the cartoonsimply read, "Let me interrupt your expertise with myconfidence."

That cartoon still is on the mind of Jennifer Carey, CEO of JLCEnvironmental Consultants, who is featured as one of this year'sWomen of Influence.

"As people and as women, we need to boost our confidence," shetells GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum, when talking about howto succeed in commercial real estate as a woman. That, she said, aswell as always being prepared. In order for a woman to betterposition herself for success, she must be willing to use thatpreparation to take on challenges and risks that may be outside hercomfort zone, she explains.

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Natalie Dolce

Natalie Dolce, editor-in-chief of GlobeSt.com and GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum, is responsible for working with editorial staff, freelancers and senior management to help plan the overarching vision that encompasses GlobeSt.com, including short-term and long-term goals for the website, how content integrates through the company’s other product lines and the overall quality of content. Previously she served as national executive editor and editor of the West Coast region for GlobeSt.com and Real Estate Forum, and was responsible for coverage of news and information pertaining to that vital real estate region. Prior to moving out to the Southern California office, she was Northeast bureau chief, covering New York City for GlobeSt.com. Her background includes a stint at InStyle Magazine, and as managing editor with New York Press, an alternative weekly New York City paper. In her career, she has also covered a variety of beats for M magazine, Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel, FashionLedge.com, and Co-Ed magazine. Dolce has also freelanced for a number of publications, including MSNBC.com and Museums New York magazine.