Warm Wise Women
Susan has worked in multiple different fields: fashion merchandising, the wine industry, gym ownership, crisis intervention, E-commerce, and program management. She worked for one of Inc. Magazines Top 500 E-commerce Companies for over ten years. Starting in the sales department, she worked her way up to the marketing and merchandising department.
In the last several years she has worked as an independent marketing consultant. During this time, she recognized that many of her friends and family, mainly women over 40 years old, were experiencing significant discrimination in the workplace. Women who were laid off, or decided to to start their own business were struggling with learning how to market themselves in the age of the Millennials and social media.
Susan has joined forces with her twin sister, Sally Andreatta, and her best friend of 25 years, Julia Szkiba, to offer affordable marketing services for women over over 40 years old. Her unique background in mental health counseling, e-commerce and job coaching has helped her develop a warm, encouraging and supportive style of communication.
Dedicated to helping women from her generation, Susan has also launched a private Facebook group, Warm Wise Women. The purpose of the group is to provide networking opportunities and provide community support for women over 40 years old (free of advertising) to find success in their next chapter of life.
Vice President & Creative Department Director
Julia Szkiba's career in the apparel industry spans over 20 years as a fashion designer, graphic artist, product developer, and educator. Julia gained invaluable industry expertise in her role as an independent contractor with the Disney Store, Universal Studios, Paramount and Warner Bros., where she worked with their licensees on several key product launches.
Currently, Julia designs for several pet product companies and children's clothing lines, and is in the midst of launching her own line of children’s clothes, Be Kind to the Animal Planet/ George and Bethie Collection. She also works as a consultant for start-up fashion companies interested in ecologically-conscious products and services.
Julia is a frequent lecturer for Fashion for Profit. She also teaches at the Art Institute of California - Hollywood campus and for several online fashion programs. She is also the marketing director for Buddy's Blankets, a non-profit organization that creates and provides blankets for homeless cats, dogs and other animals.
SALLY WARM ANDREATTA
CFO, Warm Marketing
Sally brings her years of experience as a non-profit executive, and her well-honed knowledge of business finance, to the position of Warm Marketing’s chief financial officer. She is also Susan’s identical twin sister. Identical in their passion of community service, and the empowerment of women in the latter half of their careers, Sally’s career has focused on fund-raising, government grants, and overseeing complex company financials. She started her career in the marketing industry but soon realized that budgets and financial acumen were her strongest assets.
As chief financial officer, Sally oversees billing, budgets and funding. She also shares a passion for animal rescues, mental-health awareness at support for at-risk children.
Oh ladies, this is just beautiful. I'm thrilled!!!!
Julia, you've really captured Classiqu Era; I'm actually crying a bit here. It's come to life, I have a real website!!!
Thank you for the number of hours and hard work you've obviously put into this project. I am so happy. :)
- Anne Devlin, Owner & Designer of Classiqu Era