Starting Out

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Jennifer Vaughan Maanavi

Jennifer Vaughan Maanavi/Starting Out

Co-Founder , Physique 57

A: It is hard to find the “perfect” job right out of college. So even if she didn’t have her dream job right away, I would remind her to show up ...

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Caroline Ghosn Levo League portraits

Caroline Ghosn/Starting Out

Co-founder & CEO, Levo League

A: 1. Negotiate your starting salary. Even in our first year out of college, women make 88 cents to a man's dollar - the pay gap starts immediately. 2. Do your research ...

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Dee Poku

Dee Poku/Starting Out

CEO & Co-founder, WIE Network

A: Don’t stress out about your first job. Your first job doesn’t define you so just try and find a great position doing work that you like and use that time ...

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Zainab Salbi

Zainab Salbi/Starting Out

Founder, Women for Women International

A: I would tell her live your truth and your passion now and don't wait to be true to yourself and your beliefs until later in life. It may be risky ...

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Tory Johnson

Tory Johnson/Starting Out

Founder, Spark and Hustle & Women for Hire

A: Release yourself from the pressure of that first job. First jobs aren’t last jobs. They’re as much about learning what you don’t like as what you enjoy. Focus on securing a ...

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ELENI

Eleni Gianopulos/Starting Out

President, Eleni's New York

A: Get your foot in the door! If you are re-entering the job market because you took time off to have kids or were unfortunately let go, read job descriptions well ...

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