40 reasons for optimism
If our 2017 class of 40 Under 40 selections is any indication, Madison’s business future is in very good hands.
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Senior Vice President of Human Resources
Exact Sciences Corp.
Sarah Condella believes people must love what they do; in order to love it, they must have a job they want to show up for every day. Not only does Condella have such a job, she wants to create that environment for other employees of Exact Sciences Corp., a Madison-based medical diagnostics company. While that mission has been accomplished based on the company’s high scores in a Gallup engagement survey, it’s always a work in progress for Condella, whose favorite workplace perk is volunteer time off.
As Condella continues to figure out the recipe for balance in home and work life, she would also like to make a bigger impact in the community by applying organizational engagement principles in a nonprofit setting. Given her love of cooking, Condella has mastered other recipes, too. Her favorite childhood memories include helping her mother and grandmother prepare meals, a tradition she now shares with her own daughter.
Organic Beauty LLC
Coming of age is rarely an easy process for youths. That’s largely why Angela Kowieski helped start the Miss Quince Madison Pageant and Madison’s first Quinceañera expo dedicated to services that are provided by local vendors to the Latino community. The Miss Quince Madison organization gives young Latinas the opportunity to showcase their talents and achievements for a chance to win services and other items needed for them to celebrate their Quinceañera at an affordable price.
As the owner of an organic concepts salon and spa, Kowieski also embraces the opportunity to “pay forward” her experiences to students from her former high school. She provides current students with job training and mentors them in the cosmetology trade and business. When they complete their high school work hours, Kowieski is able to offer these students cosmetology apprenticeship positions at her salon, providing them with quality employment and a career.
Senior Strategy Analyst
Exact Sciences Corp.
As a young man and the son of a single mother, Kamal Calloway was always taught that educational achievement afforded a person the chance to make a significant difference in the world. He credits the sacrifices of his mother and grandparents for his confidence to face challenges headlong. One such challenge occurred in February 2011, when his mother suffered a debilitating stroke, which required round-the-clock, in-home health care.
At the age of 31 he found himself coordinating her care while pursuing his MBA and working full time. He went on to implement sourcing strategies as part of a team for a $500 million health care system in the Chicago area before coming to Madison and Exact Sciences. “I aspire to make a positive change in the world in whatever role I ascend to,” he says. “The job title is far less important; rather the impact I bring to my job is what offers me solace.”