3 Powerful Women Share Their #1 Career Tip
Forbes has launched a new series, called The One Thing, and it’s a treasure trove of advice for aspiring leaders and entrepreneurs. The magazine describes its latest endeavor as “a new series dedicated to tapping into the wisdom of today’s most dynamic thinkers and ‘doers.’” Forbes interviews successful women about “the one thing” they learned from experience that has served as invaluable advice, with the first installment addressing the question “What’s ‘the one thing’ you wish you had known starting out in your career?” Scroll through for our top three lessons from three extremely impressive women.
“Be ready. Just be ready. You just don’t know what opportunity might be out there. It may not even be a path that you were thinking of.”
— Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Leader, the U.S. House of Representatives
“I would echo what my mother told me: ‘You’ve got to have a bias for action.’ Be brave. The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake.”
— Meg Whitman, CEO, HP
“Surround yourself with people who are smarter than you. You should never be the smartest person in the room. Worry if you are.”
— Jessica Alba, Founder and Chief Creative Officer, The Honest Company
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