Day Job: Accountant
As a triathlete, Gwen Jorgensen is a master multitasker, excelling in the disciplines of cycling, swimming and running. Yet she somehow also manages to fit in a full-time career as a tax accountant for Ernst & Young in Milwaukee, Wisc. Jorgensen has been allowed to work on a flexible work arrangement, and while she’s out of the office for competitions she takes her laptop with her so that she can work abroad. She also holds a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. It was in her final year at college, where she already shone in athletics, that she was first introduced to triathlon.