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Anna Runyan

Anna Runyan

Founder and CEO

Classy Career Girl

San Diego

Founder & CEO, Classy Career Girl, Forbes Top 35 Most Influential Career Site and E-Learning Platform







Classy Career Girl

Founder and CEO

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, Yahoo Finance and People StyleWatch magazine. Anna was also nominated in 2016 as San Diego Magazine’s Woman of the Year.

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.

Rady School of Management at University of California San Diego

MBA , Organizational Development

Classy Career Girl was started during a group project during business school. My assignment was to look at blogs. I fell in love with blogging and knew I could do it too. I started my blog the next day and have been blogging weekly (and now daily) for SIX years!

"Money alone doesn't motivate me. Having a purpose does." -Anna Runyan