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8 career tips from female CEOs

House of LUX HQ | 20 September 2016

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Some of the world's most inspiring female leaders share how to make it as a CEO in modern business. So sit back, feel bold with the mesmerizing Black Orchid fragrance of LUX Magical Spell and prepare to be empowered by these 8 leading ladies.

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1. Network like a pro

“A conference or dinner party or networking event can be an introvert’s worst nightmare. Look for the other introverts in the room. Who are the wallflowers? Go talk to them. Or find the social butterfly who loves introducing people to other people, the connector type. They’ll help make a lot of the introductions so you don’t have to break the ice.” – Jess Lee, Polyvore, tells The Wall Street Journal

2. Aim high

"Don’t limit yourself by setting your sights too low or too narrowly.” – Sheri McCoy, Avon, in a commencement speech

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3. Don't be ruled by your inbox

"One of the recent changes we made is that no employee is expected to be on work emails after office hours. When they are off, they are off. We’re a 24/7 media operation, so there are always people on, but not the same people. People tell us every day what a difference it has made – how they can really be undistracted, be with themselves, their families, their loved ones and return to work recharged. We don’t pay people for their stamina; we pay them for their judgment and increasingly for their ideas and their creativity – this is the lightning in the bottle." – Arianna Huffington, Huffington Post, tells Knowledge@Wharton

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4. Define yourself

"One of the most important things for any leader is to never let anyone else define who you are. And you define who you are. I never think of myself as being a woman CEO of this company. I think of myself as a steward of a great institution." – Ginni Rometty, IBM, tells American Masters: The Boomer List by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

5. Personal branding

“You have a brand. You’re the one managing it or someone’s managing it for you. Brand is real – this is who you are… People will want to be a part of your brand; people will want to hire you.” – Amanda Rose, The Business Woman Media, tells students and alumni from the University of Technology Sydney

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6. Don't be afraid to fail

"Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness." – Oprah, Oprah Winfrey Network

7. Just do it

“Don’t paralyse yourself worrying that you might not do the right thing that will lead you to the fulfillment of all your dreams for the rest of your life – that’s just too much pressure. You’ll scare yourself into doing nothing.” – Bethenny Frankel, Skinnygirl, in her book A Place of Yes: 10 Rules for Getting Everything You Want Out of Life

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8. Make your choice

“The hardest thing I have had to do – ever – is to make the choice on where I spend my time. So many choices: education, reading, events, socialising, let alone work, family, friends and fitness. And there’s so little time.” – Naomi Simson, former CEO, RedBalloon

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