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THE DEFINITION OF A CLASSY CAREER GIRL®

A female displaying elegance, style, high standards of personal behavior, skill and grace.

What we are passionate about:

At Classy Career Girl® (CCG), we are passionate about meaningful content and community at the intersection of your work, dreams and everyday life.

We are passionate about helping women who want to make a difference in the world.

We exist to help women set career and business goals and reach them.

We work with women who are determined and know their dreams are possible.

We are passionate about helping women who invest in themselves, their career goals and don’t make excuses.

Founded in 2010, we are now one of Forbes 35 Most Influential Career Sites and a leading destination for ambitious women, currently reaching millions of women each week.

We are an e-learning platform designed to be a one-stop-shop for all women in career transition. Our trainings are world class and we are dedicated to motivating and inspiring women who are job searching or starting businesses. To date, we’ve launched 1,000+ dream careers and businesses since 2010.

Our vision is career fulfillment for all women, whether that is working for a company, running your own business or running your home.

What we believe:

We believe that the more women we have in this world who are doing what they love and are doing what they were born to do (like jumping out of bed to get to work), our world will be filled with happier and more successful women.

We believe that the work we are doing will help 2,000 women launch their dream careers and businesses by 2018.

We believe it is crucial to understand yourself and your calling first in your career transition or business start-up process. We also believe in breaking the barriers of cost to get personalized career and business coaching. We offer low-priced online training for women to get the career and business help they need.

We have members around the world in our two membership sites. Corporate Rescue Plan is the most comprehensive side hustle to business launch program for women out there. Love Your Career Formula is an accelerated dream job launch program, where you get training, inspiration and a group community for as long as you need it. We are a life-changing program and our aim is to change your work and your life, not just get you a new paycheck or make you a lot of money. 

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A Note From Our Founder, Anna Runyan

When I was in 3rd grade, I started a save the earth club. By middle school, I was organizing food for the homeless, teaching Sunday school and visiting local nursing homes.
As a teenager, I was leading anything I could. I was passionate about youth in government, our high school seatbelt challenge and leading church mission trips.
And then college happened. I studied abroad, got straight A’s, worked 3 internships and was completely confused about what I wanted to be when I grew up.  I thought I did everything right but felt stuck and confused.
So I took the first job that came along.  I worked for a top consulting company for 8 years.  I climbed the corporate ladder. I traveled all around the country. I made an impact. I was challenged. But I was still unhappy, confused and stuck.
Then something changed. I started a blog, sold an online course (before I even created it) and found my passion. I chose to write and teach about what I loved.
It didn’t matter what I was teaching, I just loved sharing my knowledge with others. On an average day, I would wake up early, blog, go to my day job and then come home and teach again at night.
The beauty of it is this. I was taking baby steps and imperfect action every single day inspired by multiple books, classes, websites and coaches I was working with. I was learning about my purpose, interests and improving my health and life balance.
Then, I had this lightbulb moment. Today’s ambitious women thrive in community supporting one another to reach our goals and dreams. Why did I have to search so many places (and pay so much money) to find the support and education that I wanted in my career and life.
If life is all about balance, why wasn’t there ONE place that balanced everything I needed for my career success, happiness, health and life FOR me. Why couldn’t all this be in one community for this busy, classy mama?
Well, I think it can. That’s why I started our membership communities, Corporate Rescue Plan and Love Your Career Formula. I believe in the balance of your work, dreams, success and happiness. Some say it’s impossible. Well, I happen to believe that anything is possible.
Our members range from young professionals to second career changers, from fast climbing corporate gals to empire-building entrepreneurs…..

At CCG, we believe that every woman has a right to pursue her dreams. We believe that every woman is worth it.

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We all carry the same life-long desire to find the career we were born to do, to be happy and to live a life of meaning.
We hope to be a place where each woman can thrive and make a difference.
Grab a cup of coffee, take a deep breath and dive in. I’ll see you inside.
Anna Runyan

Behind the Scenes at Team CCG

Anna Runyan, Founder and CEO

Anna Runyan

Anna is the founder of Classy Career Girl, named by Forbes as one of the top 35 most influential career sites of 2014.  She helps millions of women design and launch their dream careers, businesses, and lives through her website, online courses and social media channels.

 

Anna has been invited to speak internationally to 800 women at The Global Leadership Forum in Curitiba, Brazil. She’s a winner of the Top 5 Blogs for Young Professionals by Levo League and one of the 15 Career Experts To Add To Your Twitter Feed Now by The Daily Muse. She’s also been featured on Fox 5 News, San Diego 6 News, ESPN 1700AM, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo Finance and People StyleWatch magazine. Anna was also nominated in 2016 as San Diego Magazine’s Woman of the Year and her podcast was named one of the top 23 career podcasts by CareerToolkit.com.

 

Prior to founding CCG in 2010, Anna worked for Booz Allen Hamilton where she spent 8 years managing a client delivery team and managed a $75M annual U.S. Navy budget. She also was a Certified Adjunct Instructor at Booz Allen Hamilton and a Professor of Management at DeVry University.

 

She received her MBA from University of California, San Diego and currently lives in San Diego with her husband, John, and their daughter, Mila.

John Runyan, Chief Operating Officer

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John solves problems we didn’t know we had, in ways we can’t understand. John is the reason this website you are reading right now actually works. He’s the jack of all trades and the go-to man for making CCG’s online courses the best in the world.

 

Prior to joining his wife at CCG, he was the Operations Analyst and a Graduate Program Advisor at Point Loma Nazarene University.

 

He received his MBA from Point Loma Nazarene University and currently lives in San Diego with his wife, Anna, and their daughter, Mila.

Lor Mancera, Project Manager

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We’ve had the pleasure of having Lor on our team since 2011. Wondering how CCG creates such beautiful images, graphics and PDF workbooks. Look no farther!

 

Lor helped us create Classy Career Girl. She is passionate and motivated to create a community of women who want to get ahead in their careers.

 

Lor is a remarkable graphic designer and extremely creative and hard working. Some of the best things about Lor are her attention to detail and high integrity (we could go on and on…) We couldn’t imagine CCG without her!

 

Lor has a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from University of Southeastern Philippines and currently lives in Davao City, Philippines.

Natalie Kizer, Social Media/Partnerships Coordinator

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Natalie works with all the awesome companies you see Classy Career Girl partnering up with each month for giveaways and blog posts. She’s always on the hunt for new and exciting brands for CCG to work with!

 

She also works a great deal on the CCG Twitter and Instagram accounts creating images, scheduling posts, and engaging with YOU! Feel free to pop by and leave a comment saying “Hi!” Natalie loves talking with our followers and cheering them on!

 

In her free time, Natalie can be found drinking iced coffee and eating a cupcake while blogging and managing her own social media accounts.

 

Natalie received her Bachelor of Science in Advertising from the University of Florida. Go Gators!

Ivey Merrill, Editorial Assistant

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Wondering who responds to your emails on guest inquiries and submissions? It’s Ivey! She’s incredible in editing, formatting and publishing all our guest articles. Ivey also helps moderate the CCG Network group on Facebook with Rachell.

 

She tries to help out in any way she can. She is very passionate about helping women reaching their goals and shattering gender norms.

 

Ivey likes writing poetry and collecting porcelain dolls. She also wants to teach English as a second language.

 

Ivey is a junior in creative writing at Point Loma Nazarene University in Southern California.

Adelaida Diaz, Content Assistant

Aida manages the content creation for our website and social media. She works to increase viewers to the website and provide motivation and inspiration to professional women.

 

Aida received her BSBA in Business Management from Thomas Edison State University.

Rachell Corpuz, Customer Experience Specialist

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Are you part of any of our 3 amazing Facebook groups? Then you’ve probably met Rachell!

 

She manages all the Facebook groups as well as engage with our lovely CCG members so don’t be afraid to reach out to her!

 

She also loves animals, finds interest in green, natural beauty, and is currently learning Korean.

 

Rachell is an undergraduate student at the University of California, Riverside and aspires to be an entrepreneur in the future.

Elaine Plack, Pinterest Intern

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Elaine is always pinning, pinning, pinning! As the Pinterest intern at CCG she creates pin graphics and gets CCG onto all of those awesome Pinterest group boards. Whether it is home office spaces, recipes, or career tips, she loves finding tips from Pinterest.

 

She received her Bachelor of Science in Management from Purdue University. Her heart belongs to country music, the Chicago Blackhawks, and iced coffee.

Raven Davis, Pinterest Intern

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Raven is our Pinterest Intern. She’s helping us get our older contents onto Pinterest and helping us find viral content for Facebook too.

 

Currently, she is a senior at Middle Tennessee State University majoring in Professional Studies with a concentration in Organizational Leadership. She has an associate’s degree in business from Columbia State Community College.

 

Fun Facts about Raven, she can’t live without coffee & target, she wants to visit all 50 states in her lifetime, and she was born & raised in a small town with only 2 red lights 50 miles outside of Nashville, TN.

CCG Manifesto

Our Guarantee:

When you work with us at CCG, we can guarantee you will feel empowered, rejuvenated, excited, fulfilled and hopeful.
We are so proud our client’s “after” feeling powerful, strong, confident and committed after taking advantage of our job search and business growth community memberships.

Our values and beliefs are:

We believe in high standards of personal behavior.
We support other women.
We believe in your dreams.
We don’t waste your time.
We do the right thing.
We embrace risk.
We don’t give up.
We stay inspired every day.
We work for more than a paycheck.
We work to make a difference.
We hustle to serve you.
We take imperfect action daily.
We never stop learning.
We live our lives with no regrets.
We chase our dreams.
We find a way.
We don’t play small.