Az Business and AZRE magazines announced the publications’ lists of the Most Influential Women in Arizona for 2018 in the July issues of the magazines. Each day, will profile one of the Most Influential Women of 2018.

The Most Influential Women for 2018 will be honored at a reception that begins at 5:30 p.m. on August 23, 2018 at The Camby. For tickets or for sponsorship information, email or call (602) 277-6045.

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Today’s spotlight: Misty Hyman

Title: Olympic gold medalist, spokesperson for FitPHX, founder and president of MistyFly, LLC

Background: Recognized as a pioneer in swimming, the Stanford graduate earned a gold medal in the 2000 Olympics, was a 28-time All-American, won 13 U.S. and five NCAA national titles and was named 1998 NCAA Swimmer of the Year. As an inspirational speaker, she helps athletes, students and corporations alike set and reach seemingly unattainable goals.

Best decision: “I finished grad school just as the economy was crashing. My original plans were no longer feasible. I stayed open and followed my passions. The opportunities that presented themselves led me to a place I didn’t expect and turned out to be better.”