Anna Balkan tediously unraveled her sweater, using the yarn to knit a new one. But she learned both resourcefulness and creativity. Leaving the Ukraine behind, Leaving the Ukraine behind and moving to the United States, she eventually built a thriving career at Accenture. But she also held onto her artistic side. Now, she’s well into a new frontier. Anna started Anna Balkan Jewelry, then opened Anna Balkan Design Jewelry Gallery in 2010. She is personally committed to giving back to her local community through her hiring and business practices.