Starting Out

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Rayah Levy/Starting Out

Director & CEO, ArtéQuesta

A: Be authentic to who you really are and continue to nurture your dreams on a daily basis Be a good person and treat others with kindness Give your very best every day, ...

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Bobbi Brown

Bobbi Brown/Starting Out

Founder & CCO, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

A: Work on your craft, network, and always be nice. Hard work and niceness come back.

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Pamela

Pamela Ryckman/Starting Out

Author & Freelance Journalist, The Stiletto Network

A: Don’t pretend to know or understand things you don’t. At your first job, your bosses don’t expect you to know anything, but they do expect you to be eager to ...

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Jeanne

Jeanne Sullivan/Starting Out

Co-founder & General Partner, StarVest Partners

A: 1)     The CEO is the most important person in the company. I know this may raise eyebrows but he or she will create the culture and vision for the company. ...

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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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Jennifer Chen

Jennifer Chen/Starting Out

Co-founder & President, Givology

A: 1. Identify a list of things you are good at, things you want to learn (skills in a skill box), things you like doing 2. Choose roles that have all three ...

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