Deborah Huret, 29

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Deb Huret often remarks how amazing it is that she's paid to understand how love is expressed all around the globe. The 29-year-old worldwide account director at J. Walter Thompson Co., London, oversees marketing strategy for Diamond Trading Co. in 15 markets globally.

"I start my morning in Japan and end the day in New York," she quips. Her job requires not only an appreciation of cultural differences but an understanding of the economics and politics of diamonds-and then, how to stimulate demand.

Ms. Huret joined the New York office of WPP Group's JWT in 1996 on Eastman Kodak Co. and then worked on Unilever. "Agencies [have] different departments and different skill sets," she says. "The challenge is getting all those disparate parts working together."

Four years later, she left to earn a Harvard MBA, then returned post-grad to JWT, to London and diamonds. "I consider it a top priority to keep Deb on my business," says Matt Lopez, marketing director at Diamond Trading Co., the sales and marketing arm of De Beers Group.

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