Career Tips From Top Boss Ladies in the US!

Even if I’m completely unsure, I’ll pretend I know exactly what I’m talking about, and make a decision.
— Anna Wintour, Vogue, Editor-in-Chief
If I could offer any advice, it would be: Be your own shrink and ask yourself tough questions like, ‘Why am I doing this? Where do I want to be? And of course…what would I do if I weren’t afraid?’ And then be brutally honest with yourself, even if you give yourself answers you don’t want to know. Pay attention to your instincts…
— Joanna Coles, Cosmopolitan, Editor-in-Chief
My best advice to anybody who wants to work in fashion is to intern as much as possible. It is an invaluable experience and the best way to discover your strengths and weaknesses. This industry is not an easy one, but the encouraging thing is that no one ever has the same path to success. I really believe that if you work hard and have a good attitude, that is something people will reward!
— Danielle Prescod, ELLE, Fashion Editor
Don’t be afraid to take time to learn. It’s good to work for other people. I worked for others for 20 years. They paid me to learn.
— Vera Wang, designer
You really have to want it—it’s long hours, it’s hard work, it’s not as glamorous as it seems. Even in this position [as creative director of Marie Claire], it’s still not glamorous. I’m still here until late. I still unzip bags. I still look at boards. You’re still working really hard, so you have to have a real love of what you do in order to sustain it.
— Nina Garcia, Marie Claire, Creative Director