Women in Business Q & A

Great interviews from businesswomen around the world.

Lee Mayer, CEO and Co-Founder, Havenly

What advice can you offer to women who want a career in your industry? Go for it. We are all too often afraid to take risks, largely because we’re afraid of failure - and I think that stops so many of us from pursuing something that could be an incredible experience.

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Ebba Blitz, CEO, Alertsec

What have the highlights and challenges been during your tenure at Alertsec? Becoming the CEO of a U.S. business was like taking a plunge at the deep end of a swimming pool and quickly learning to swim. One challenge is to master all the nuances of a new business culture.

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Wendy Goldberg, Executive VP and Chief Communications Officer, iHeartMedia Inc

What have the highlights and challenges been during your tenure at iHeartMedia? Some of the biggest achievements – during my time at iHeartMedia as well as throughout my career – began as immense challenges.

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Meg and Komie Vora, Delikate Rayne

What advice can you offer to women who want a career in your industry? Always expect the unexpected. Nobody knows all the rules, not now, not ever.

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Devika Wood, Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Vida

What is the most important lesson you’ve learned in your career to date? It is imperative to be adaptable and willing to learn. I went into this, having been a scientist, and not having much business knowledge.

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Lizzi Ackerman, Co-Founder and COO, Birch Benders

What is the most important lesson you’ve learned in your career to date? Know your strengths, and hire and outsource your weaknesses. Tempting as it may be as an entrepreneur, you can’t do it all and you shouldn’t do it all.

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Randi Zuckerberg New York Times Bestselling Author and Founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media

How has your life experience made you the leader you are today? Being the only woman in the room for so many years in Silicon Valley opened my eyes to issues around diversity, gender equality, and the value of bringing different viewpoints to the table.

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Jasmina Aganovic, President, Mother Dirt

What is the most important lesson you’ve learned in your career to date? Being relentless and unwavering in doing good work. Your reputation will always be building itself with time and your work will always be the best proof you have to show for it. Everything else is often just noise at the end of the day.

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