"...I know a lot about multitasking — and just how valuable a flexible program like this one is.”

GET TO KNOW KATE

Broadcast Journalist. Mother + Entrepreneur. Survivor.

I am the owner and co-founder of Dear Baby Products, LLC. I started the company after a thyroid cancer diagnosis during pregnancy made me decide to leave my fast-paced career as a news producer to become a full-time mom. A Pinterest fanatic, I started whipping up my own homemade lotions and creams and soon a business was born. After selling at local farmer's markets, we were picked up by select Whole Foods stores and Etsy Wholesale.

YOUR LIFE + TEPPER

Coming from a family of strong, powerful and career-driven women made the decision to stay home a daunting one. In order to close the gap on my resume between broadcast news and my first job back in the work force, I applied to four different MBA programs. When I found out I was expecting my second child in what would be my first semester of school, I chose to accept the offer from the Part-Time Online Hybrid MBA format at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business, in part because it was the only program that would allow me to start that fall instead of deferring for a year because of my pregnancy. I had my second child in the middle of my first semester — so I know a lot about multitasking — and just how valuable a flexible program like this one is.