Starting Out

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Alyse Nelson

Alyse Nelson/Starting Out

President & CEO, Vital Voices Global Partnership

A: I think there are two critical things I would say. First, do what you feel really passionate about, something that challenges and moves you every day. Second, if you don’t ...

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Carol Hannah Whitfield/Starting Out

Designer, Carol Hannah

A: As an employer, I can say that attitude can make up for lack of experience at times. I think sometimes young people make the mistake of trying to explain how ...

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Alexis Sclamberg/Starting Out

Writer, Speaker, Media Personality, Alexis Sclamberg

A: Be “Unrealistic”: Don’t compromise down your dream job before you give it a chance just because it doesn’t seem practical. So many people try to rationalize their career decisions—but if ...

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Iris Chen

Iris Chen/Starting Out

Executive Director, The Fund for Public Schools

A: 1) Follow your passion and leverage your talents  – when you look back one day, you want to feel that you’ve given it your all and haven’t left anything on ...

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Mimi Duvall

Mimi Duvall/Starting Out

Life Coach & Designer, Dreams Will Come

A: My husband and I are expecting our first daughter this winter...and what I wish for her is “no fear!” in this department. Figuring out who we are and what we ...

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SusanSobbott

Susan Sobbott/Starting Out

President, American Express OPEN

A: Know who you are...know what you are really good at, know what your limits are and know when you need help. And importantly, know your potential. Believe in who you are...Remember, ...

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