10 Successful Women Recall Their Early Career Mistakes

Genevieve Fish

Some career mistakes—like not negotiating your salary or wearing the wrong attire to an interview—can cause short-term setbacks. Others, like focusing too much on a product when you should be proving the validity of your concept, can have a much greater impact on your career. Smart leaders know that setbacks are inevitable, but the key to overcoming hardships is to learn from your mistakes. We asked 10 successful entrepreneurs to share their early career errors to find out how they contributed to their later successes. Read on to discover how these leaders used failure as a stepping stool to greatness.

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