Perseverance

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Rachel Hofstetter/Perseverance

Co-founder, Guesterly

A: It’s all about taking calculated risks. People think entrepreneurs must be born with an extra risk gene, but I consider myself very stability-oriented! But before we launched guesterly I considered ...

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Cheryl Callan/Perseverance

CMO, Weight Watchers International

A: I was let down in a major way by someone I trusted implicitly and who claimed to be my friend. This prompted me to leave advertising and move to a ...

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Alyssa Rapp

Alyssa Rapp/Perseverance

Founder & CEO, Bottlenotes

A: Inner voice. The one that encourages me to keep on pushing. And my athletic coaches in life have constantly reminded me to tap into my inner strength and persevere, childhood ...

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Tory Johnson

Tory Johnson/Perseverance

Founder, Spark and Hustle & Women for Hire

A: When I wanted to quit my “steady” job to start a “risky” business, everyone except my husband and my mother said I was insane.  They scoffed at the notion that ...

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Lauren Ruotolo

Lauren Ruotolo/Perseverance

Director, Entertainment Promotions, Hearst Magazines

A: Not sure there is one person who offers me the strength to persevere because I believe that you have to find the strength within yourself to make anything possible. The ...

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Caryl M Stern

Caryl M Stern/Perseverance

President & CEO, U.S. Fund for UNICEF

A: After an exhaustive argument with school administrators in which I claimed I was old enough, ready enough, and mature enough, I was allowed to graduate from high school at the ...

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