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Coming Up: Top Execs Have Advice For You

The WSJ recently made its annual list of 50 Women to Watch, and taking the number one spot was Angela Braley, CEO of WellPoint Inc. As chief executive of the largest health insurer, her place at the top of the list goes to show how important the enormous issue of health care will continue to be in the near future.

There was a Q & A session during the Women Leading Business Conference, and I think the executives' advice for young women is pretty motivating. While they don't offer life changing advice or offer a specific recipe on how to rise to the top, their words might just remind you of how you want to portray yourself at work or why exactly you've been working so hard. To check out what advice they have just


My favorite piece of advice came from Mary Sammons, Chairman, President and CEO of Rite Aid. She said,

Get out of your comfort zone. Anytime you have a chance to take on something new and different, you'll learn from it and are stronger, and you'll be a stronger person. Even if it doesn't work out the way you want it to, you'll be better prepared for the next thing. So take on the tough thing that comes along."

Amen, Mary. Did she motivate you or did another speaker inspire you more?


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catty114 catty114 8 years
I don't understand michele coleman mayes quote..can someone explain to me?
catty114 catty114 8 years
I don't understand michele coleman mayes quote.. can someone explain to me?
bellanatella bellanatella 8 years
bellanatella bellanatella 8 years
monkeygirlm monkeygirlm 8 years
All good inspiration. One thing that might be added to Mary Sammons wonderful advice is to actually do the work on yourself to grow from your experience. A bit of introspection, evaluation and change is necessary in order for experience to be valauble. There's also a great deal of value to be found in developing in place (improving yourself in your current assignment).
bfly1133 bfly1133 8 years
Fab advice! For those interested, there is a wonderful book titled From Cinderella to CEO: How to Master the 10 Lessons of Fairy Tales to Transform Your Work Life by Cary J. Broussard and Anita Bell that offers inspiration and great advice. I recommend it to all of my female friends.
elle-j elle-j 8 years
do what you love
elle-j elle-j 8 years
do what you love
sosupersam sosupersam 8 years
I love these profiles of successful women, it is so inspiring! Keep them coming Savvy Sugar! :)
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
Wow, great women! Makes me wanna go out and take on the world ;)
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