Day job: Owner, Foiled Cupcakes
Description: Foiled Cupcakes is Mari’s third entrepreneurial venture. Starting with a single tweet, Mari launched and built Foiled using social media. In less than a year, it has become Chicago’s most buzzed-about cupcake brand, boasting relationships with over a hundred Fortune 500 companies and several national media outlets. People worldwide are vying to share her experiences in social media marketing—and some cupcakes too. On the side, Mari shops for shoes, eats a lot of chocolate, and fakes training for a 10K.
When people ask what she does for a living, she tells them she starts businesses for fun.
Superpower: If Mari had a superpower it would definitely be the power to stop time, like that girl Evie in Out of This World. (Best show ever, says Mari.) Time-stoppage, or the power to seduce Ryan Reynolds.