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Profiles in Diversity Journal® has announced the winners of its 2015 Women Worth Watching® Awards, naming Northshore magazine’s publisher, Kelly Schetzsle, among the list of inspirational recipients.

Schetzsle, whose personal philosophy is “see every project, task, challenge or opportunity through to the finish no matter the obstacles,” set a goal to become publisher of a magazine early on in her career. In fact, her first major career goal was to become publisher of a magazine within 10 years of entering the industry. To achieve this, she aligned herself with mentors and worked her way from a community newspaper to where she is today, publisher one month shy of the 10-year mark.

Comments Rick Sedler, president and owner of RMS Media Group, the publisher of Northshore magazine: “Kelly, is a one-in-a-million employee. She works extremely hard, is committed, and is a real pleasure to have on the team. I knew from the first interview when she answered the question ‘where do you want to be in 5 years?’ with ‘I want your job,’ that she was driven and her sights were set.”

Nominated for their passion, potential, and positive influence both inside and outside the workplace, the winners represent corporations, government agencies, and nonprofits from across North America and Europe. Their first-person accounts of lessons learned during their careers—featured in the magazine’s print and online editions—are insightful and thought provoking.  

“When we launched our inaugural Women Worth Watching® issue, we knew we were doing something unique,” said Kathie Sandlin, the magazine’s Editor in Chief. “We may not have been the first to celebrate the accomplishments of women in business, but we knew by telling their stories, we could help propel the wave of high achievers that would certainly follow.”

The women highlighted in the publication’s September/October 2014 issue are as diverse as the industries and locations they work in, and the impacts they have had on their workplaces and their world.

Read the full issue profiling all Women Worth Watching® Award winners at