Marjhe Johnston - The Hot 25

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After over a decade working as a nanny, two things changed in the life of Marjhé (Mar-zhay) Johnston: She joined Keya (asi/64602), where she takes care of the T-shirt supplier’s top clients, and she became a foster parent two and a half years ago, housing seven different children in what she originally imagined would be “the ultimate nanny job.”

“I thought my experience was going to help me, and maybe it did a little bit, but it’s night and day,” says the Greensboro, NC, resident. Johnston and James, her husband of five years, strive to give the children “unconditional love” and have found the experience rewarding.

So too has Johnston’s entry into the business world. At Keya, she has excelled at finding solutions for clients while branching out into marketing and other responsibilities. The Kingston, Jamaica native, who moved to the U.S. when she was 2, is in for good. “I wanted to be a mom and a housewife for so long,” she says, “but now that I’m working, I feel like I’ve tasted blood. I’ve got business ambitions on the mind.”

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