Perseverance

advice & stories

Agapi Stassinopoulos

Agapi Stassinopoulos/Perseverance

Author & Speaker, Unbinding the Heart

A: I was developing a project on the story of Maria Callas.  Me and my Greek partner had hired a famous Italian director who ended up taking our money and never ...

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LindaDescano

Linda Descano/Perseverance

Managing Director & Head of Content and Social, Women & Co.

A: As with most people who’ve experienced a divorce, the end of my first marriage was distressing emotionally…and financially. Naïve as it was, I never thought about keeping close tabs on ...

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LisaOz

Lisa Oz/Perseverance

President, Ozworks, LLC

A: The last film I produced did not get picked up for distribution. I was extremely disappointed but distracted myself by focusing on a treatment for a television show with my ...

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Shara Mendelson

Shara Mendelson/Perseverance

Founder, Plum Benefits

A: My father is a great influence. He was born in Russia during World War II and his parents were killed shortly thereafter. He was raised by his grandparents in a ...

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Tory Burch/Perseverance

CEO & Designer, Tory Burch

A: A challenge I face every day is getting over the loss of my father. His sensibilities and his value system—empathy, kindness, compassion—are integrated into the DNA of the brand. It’s ...

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