Her Secret? "Just fake it". Beatrice Fischel-Bock wholeheartedly believes that failure isn't the end—it's just the beginning. The 26-year-old CEO and co-founder of the home decor tool Hutch (it mixes 3D technology with online shopping to let you virtually decorate your space) took the company from a college side hustle to business venture with over $17 million in funding. All in just six short years. And the secret to her success? The failures along the way.
If you're someone, like myself, who loves to follow inspirational pages on Instagram then you have definitely seen countless quotes about a very uncomfortable topic– failure.
My company, Vastari, is growing. We are a women-led online service that acts as a conduit for various exhibition collaborators to connect more efficiently. Our organization has been facilitating more transactions than ever before: more museums log in every month and more collectors are trusting us with information about their collections. We even facilitated exhibitions at shopping malls, casinos, and a cinema in 2018.
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If you don't have a history of being paired with wonderfully knowledgeable and encouraging supervisors, you're not alone. According to the latest research from Gallup, only 18 percent of U.S. managers were scored as having "high talent" in leadership skills. The research also shows that approximately 51 percent of U.S. managers are not engaged in their work. This figure is depressing, but it pales in comparison to the overall figure for employee disengagement in this country – a whopping 87 percent of employees are not engaged in their work (Gallup).
In one of my first work assignments post-graduate school, I was the newbie and assigned to help analyze our division's employee engagement survey results. And to come up with key recommendations we could implement to create a better work community.
Recently, all eyes have been on Ankiti Bose, India's first ever female entrepreneur to co-found a $1 billion startup. Zilingo, an e-commerce fashion and lifestyle company is on course to be of unicorn status — a startup valued at $1 billion — placing the company among only 10% of female founded unicorns.
Rhonda Vetere is an international executive, speaker, author, and triathlete. And, if all that wasn't enough, she is also a significant figure in supporting women across the globe and "empowering women and girls to seize their moments and share their passions with the world."
Dr. Candace Steele Flippin is a nationally recognized communications executive, multigenerational workplace scholar, TEDx speaker, and author. Her goal is to build a bridge across generation gaps so that everyone can get the most out of their careers.
Victoria Elise is a model turned business woman who has earned a degree in Business Administration/Economics at University of Nevada Las Vegas. She is working on her MBA in Healthcare Administration and does day trading to support herself through school. Victoria has worked with magazines the likes of Esquire, Sports Illustrated, and Maxim and most recently with Forbes Magazine.