Aquatics International recognized Kim Schaefer's contributions to the industry in 2013 when the magazine named the Great Wolf Lodge CEO as one the industry's most influential people of the past 25 years.

Now, the Huffington Post has profiled Schaefer as part of its Women in Business series.

In the Q&A, 47-year-old Schaefer talks to the popular online news agency about her experience as a mother, leader and woman in the workforce.

"I am a better mom because of Great Wolf Lodge," she says. "I'm a better mom because I work. My career has forced me to make time for my family."

Find out what else drives Schaefer to successfully lead the growing national waterpark company that is known for attracting top talent, tourism dollars and Wall Street interestRead More