(INTERVIEW) On Female Leaders with Billie Dragoo

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BlogHer: Any advice for women who want to take charge of their own career destinies?

BD: Set a big goal and go for it. I encourage each of you to find someone who can point out to you where you might be giving away the power that will go on to define you. Devise a strategy for getting in to the room where decisions are being made, and ask for strategic help from others to get you into that room. Surround yourself with good people. Understand the power of reciprocity. And finally, realize that by virtue of being an entrepreneur you are going to fail. In fact, you will probably fail often and fast. It’s simply a part of the territory. However, failure can break you or build you. The wonderful thing is you get to choose which one it will be.

Rita Arens is the author of the young adult novel The Obvious Game & the deputy editor of BlogHer.com. Find more at www.ritaarens.com.

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