Perseverance

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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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Marla Malcolm Beck/Perseverance

CEO and co-founder , Bluemercury

A: When my husband and I started Bluemercury, everyone said it would be impossible to build an independent chain of luxury beauty boutiques.  After we opened our first location in Georgetown, ...

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Danielle LaPorte/Perseverance

Author, Danielle LaPorte Inc.

A: You need to have a literal and a psychic nest in order to go out in the world and do great things. My literal nest is my man, our seven-year ...

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Reshma Saujani/Perseverance

Founder, Girls Who Code

A: In 2010 when I lost my Congressional race I felt this overwhelming sense of failure. I had given something my all and still come up short. I grieved for a ...

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Amy Abrams/Perseverance

Co-founder, In Good Company

A: My family and my friends are my source of strength and support. My kids are a never-ending source of laughter, joy, love and fun. My husband and I have a ...

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Joya Dass/Perseverance

TV Anchor & Producer, Avenue Media

A: YES. When I started at Bloomberg, I was hired as a producer understudy. Business news came with a whole vocabulary and phrasing that needed learning. All the reports were also ...

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