anna Balkan

Norcross, GA

Anna came to the USA in 1992 as a refugee, alone with $100 and no English. She had been told the route to success was a college degree, and that path took her on a 14-year journey as an IT professional. After her daughter was born, she followed her innovative and entrepreneurial spirit and began making jewelry. Within a month she landed a trunk show at Bloomingdale's. Taking a three-month leave from her job, Anna pursued her dream, and when the IT company was sold, she used her severance as the embarkation point of her business. Today she has ten employees, a retail store, and scores of wholesale accounts. However, she defines success as showing her daughter how hard work and creativity become an amazing world of love and joy.



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