Erika Martin-Ware, @wareerika, Exhale Spa Back Bay, Brockton, MA

Growing up in the foster care system, Erika says she had little time for dreaming. A TV commercial opened her eyes to what a career in esthetics might look like and fueled a new dream. The mother of four and grandmother of six says, “Joy, peace and love, are my contribution to the world, noting her career helped her find her purpose. As a massage therapist, nail technician, cosmetologist and esthetician Erika says in her application video, “This career allows me to give of myself to make a difference in the lives of others.”