Career Tips From The Women Who Turned $200 Into $250 Million
It seems like everyone has a bit of career advice to give, but whose guidance should you follow? We’re placing our bets on the whip-smart founders of Juicy Couture, Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor, who share their refreshingly honest career advice in their new book The Glitter Plan ($20, also available at here). We distilled some of the best nuggets of wisdom into do’s and don’ts that apply to any workplace. Pick up the book ASAP, and in the meantime, scroll through for the career tips that will actually help you excel at the office.
“She [Janey Lopaty, Juicy Couture VP of Public Relations] forged relationships with stars she thought would be good ambassadors for the brand and hand-selected pieces to send to each person. She knew Cameron Diaz loved the color blue, for example, so she would send her all the newest Juicy pieces in blue.”
“There comes a point where if a store is treating you badly, like Barneys was to us, you have to stop and say, ‘If you want to sell Juicy, it has to be on our terms as well. It can’t only be on yours.’ It can be scary to say no, especially for a young designer. But you have to be tough, be you own advocate.”