These leading ladies prove that if you’re strong, focused, and dedicated, rejection is just the first hurdle on the path to monumental success. Each of these Hollywood and fashion favorites was told “no” at some point in her career. But the rejection proved to be a great learning experience. They honed their crafts, focused their projects, and followed their passions until they earned the success others said would never be theirs. Read on for fascinating stories of rejection and how these women triumphed over their adversaries.
The September Issue ($9)
The Honest Company x Rebecca Minkoff Hope Clutch ($57 and up)
Girl, Interrupted ($8 and up)
If I Stay ($15)
Lady Gaga The Fame ($8)
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling ($9)
What I Know for Sure by Oprah Winfrey ($19)
Scandal: Season 2 ($13)
Some Like It Hot ($10)
Law & Order: SVU ($3 and up)
The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith ($11)
The Debt ($10)
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