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Prestigious Women Awards Honorees: Heidi Humphries

Heidi began her nursing career at Broward General Medical Center, focusing her time in the neonatal intensive care unit. This experience, and being a new Mom herself, fueled a passion for helping mothers and babies and gave her a deepened understanding of their needs – especially those related to successfully breastfeeding and pumping. After years of selling different brands of breast pumps, Heidi finally found a pump that she knew would be a game changer for new moms. In 2011, Spectra Baby USA launched, and the rest is history!

Favorite quote: Be true to who you are and everything else will fall into place.

Fun fact: I have a lot of animals. They keep me sane!

How do you unwind after a long day of work? Spending time relaxing with my family.

What challenges have you faced in your career, and how did you overcome them? Launching a medical device company was an extremely tedious, lengthy and trying process. There were definitely moments where it almost seemed unattainable. However, I had a vision and held onto it. Perseverance can get you through almost anything.

What has been the most monumental moment of your career thus far? Knowing that Spectra is helping moms and babies at any given moment of every day is truly the gift that keeps on giving – I feel extremely fulfilled!

Who are your role models? Call me old-fashioned – but Mom and Dad taught me everything I know. They definitely made me the person I am today.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten? Believe in yourself and never give up on your dreams! Obstacles will stand in your way, jump over them!

What advice would you give a young woman at the start of her career? This is what I tell my kids all the time! Find work that energizes you and fulfills your passion. Stay positive with even the most negative of people or situations. And, if there is an opportunity you are interested in, don’t let anyone, even well meaning people, tell you you can’t do it. If you have a dream, you have to protect it, work for it and make it happen.

How does being a woman has impacted your career? I believe being a woman who serves women has been and is an asset to my success. I have been through what they are going through, I understand how they feel. And, I can use that knowledge to truly help them.

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Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky

Editor-in-Chief

BIOGRAPHY

Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.