The 5 Things That Will Get You Hired, According to Forward's Elyse Walker

Aemilia Madden

In honor of Hillary Kerr and Katherine Power's latest book, The Career Code: Must-Know Rules for a Strategic, Stylish, and Self-Made Career ($17), we're running an interview series featuring 17 questions (in honor of the book’s 17 chapters) about the work lives of the most inspirational female leaders in the fashion industry. In the past, we've tapped Rebecca Minkoff, Sally SingerRachel Zoe, and more. Up next? Elyse Walker.

Talk to any girl who's obsessed with fashion, and chances are she does her shopping at Forward. The high-fashion site curates designers from Acne to Vetements. But while it's now considered an e-commerce game changer, when Elyse Walker started, Forward was a must-visit brick-and-mortar store in Los Angeles. Now Walker's empire has expanded to its online store and most recently, a second store in Newport Beach. With so much success, what have Walker's biggest learnings been along the way? From keeping her email in check to what she looks for in a new employee, the fashion mogul has plenty of great advice. 

Read on to see her answers to all of our questions!

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