10 Women Share Their Best Career Advice in 2 Sentences or Less

Updated 05/04/18

Who better to turn to for career advice and inspiration than a few seriously successful entrepreneurs and business savvy women who've been there? Create & Cultivate, the online platform and conference for women with the drive to create and cultivate their dream careers, recently tapped some of today's most influential women to learn more about their formulas for success. On a mission of female empowerment and innovation, the female-driven company hosted panels, in partnership with MINI USA, in Los Angeles and San Francisco to learn from some of the sharpest minds in a variety of fields.

From the fashion and entertainment industries to the worlds of coding and fitness, leading women like Catt Sadler, Anine Bing, and Kimberly Bryant (to name a few) opened up about the best business hacks they've learned throughout their successful careers, along with what they think matters most to local entrepreneurs. Here's what they had to say.

Catt Sadler, Journalist

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What matters most to local San Francisco entrepreneurs…

"Standing up for what matters. Uniting as women because we're more powerful together and knowing your worth."

Anine Bing, Founder and Creative Director of Anine Bing

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Her best business hack…

"Be prepared to work your ass off 24/7. Set clear goals and make steps to achieve those goals."

Kimberly Bryant, Founder of Glack Girls Code

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Her best business hack…

"Find your crew. Identify folks who are trying to do what you want to do and can help make that a reality."

Taylor Sterling, Founder and Creative Director of Glitter Guide

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What matters most to local San Francisco entrepreneurs…

"Inspiration and connection. I want to continually inspire everybody but also connect with my audience and make sure I'm engaging with them."

Payal Kadakia Pujji, Founder and Chairman of ClassPass

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Her best business hack…

“Just get started.”

Ellen Bennett, Founder of Hedley & Bennett

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Her best business hack…

“Give your business card to everyone you meet ever. And put your number in their phones.”

Miriam Roure, Program Director, URBAN-X

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What matters most to local San Francisco entrepreneurs…

"Improving the way people live in cities through technology, and design and making sure females get the right investment opportunities."

Sarah Kunst, Founder and CEO of Proday.co

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Her best business hack...

"Don't be afraid to look at people who have already blazed a trail but keep it authentic and give it your own spin."

Candace Nelson, Co-Founder and Executive Pastry Chef of Pizzana and Sprinkles Cupcakes

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Best business hack…

"Know your niche. There's a lot of noise out there. What are you bringing to the table to break through?"

Jesse Draper, Founding Partner of Halogen Ventures

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Best business hack…

“Learn how to multitask. Take conference calls while working out and carrying the baby.”

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