Betsy Aimee Cardenas is a connector of people, writer, branding consultant and community relations professional. She is also an advocate, strategic thinker, lover of shoes and occasional blogger. Betsy has written about politics, mental health, careers and motherhood for a variety of publications including ForbesWoman, The Muse and Mommyish. In 2015, she served on the leadership team for BinderCon LA, a symposium that empowers women and gender non‑conforming writers with tools, connections and strategies to advance their careers.
What was your favorite childhood toy?
Paper dolls. I had a large collection, and I would spend hours changing their outfits and creating stories around their lives. They were mostly supermodels and actresses. I was also a precocious reader: I asked my mom to get me a subscription to Seventeen Magazine when I was 11 and read "One Hundred Years of Solitude" for "fun" when I was 14.