Starting Out

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Martha Ringer/Starting Out

Owner, Martha Ringer

A: In my experience almost everyone has gone through this. It’s natural. Those who grew up knowing exactly what they wanted to do still have anxiety about how to make it ...

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Ingrid Vanderveldt

Ingrid Vanderveldt/Starting Out

Entrepreneur in Residence, Dell

A: You have a blank slate. The only person that will keep/hinder you from anything you want to do is you. So GO FOR IT! You are whoever you want to be. Through ...

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Anita Sands

Anita Sands/Starting Out

Group Managing Director & Head of Change Leadership, UBS Wealth Management Americas

A: The first thing I would tell her is that no decision is irreversible – nothing is cast in stone. So if she tries something that turns out not to be ...

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Hayley Barna

Hayley Barna/Starting Out

Co-founder, Birchbox

A: I would tell her the same thing my mom told me. While it might seem that your first job is an incredibly important decision, it is only a first step ...

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Sunny Bates/Starting Out

CEO and Founder, Sunny Bates Associates

A: Realize your strengths. Be willing to do anything and everything – because most people aren’t and don’t. Don’t let fear and pride dominate your emotions.

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Elizabeth Scharpf/Starting Out

Founder & Chief Instigating Officer , Sustainable Health Enterprises

A: This is the time to learn, be humble, and build valuable skills for young women right out of college! Surround yourself with smart people who are older than you and ...

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