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Where Successful Careers Come From

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Some of the world’s most influential women share inspiring career advice during Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit. To continue the conversation, visit Connect: Professional Women's Network, a …

Some of the world’s most influential women share inspiring career advice during Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit. To continue the conversation, visit Connect: Professional Women's Network, a LinkedIn group powered by Citi. To learn more or join for free, visit http://www.linkedin.com/womenconnect.

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  • 1. Where Successful Careers Come From Some of the world’s most influential women share inspiring career advice during Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit. BROUGHT TO YOU BY
  • 2. “Buckle up. You have no idea what’s coming your way. Learn to just roll with it.” Tory Burch, CEO and Designer, Tory Burch
  • 3. “Pick the places you want to be great and focus your energies on that, understanding that you’re not going to be great at everything. Then relax.” Ursula Burns, Chairman and CEO, Xerox
  • 4. "The most important thing for any of us in our jobs is to be curious." Ginni Rometty, CEO, IBM
  • 5. “To the voice in your head saying you’re too young? Say shut up. You’re here for a reason. Shut the voice down and have a strong point of view.” Kat Cole, President, Cinnabon
  • 6. "As I was looking at the next stage of my career, it wasn’t about getting a bigger job than I had before, it was about making an impact." Sallie Krawcheck, Owner, 85 Broads
  • 7. “When you want to get your agenda through, you need to get in the head of those around you. See it as a puzzle, not something that destroys what you stand for.” Ann Hand, CEO, Project Frog
  • 8. “Take big risks but make sure you have a team around you.” Patty Stonesifer, President and CEO, Martha’s Table
  • 9. “The big lesson I’ve learned is how much you can get out of people when you trust them and leave them to make their own decisions." Tracy Britt Cool, Financial Assistant to the Chairman, Berkshire Hathaway
  • 10. “Lessons happen everyday and it all comes down to authenticity. That has to carry through in everything you do.” Tory Burch, CEO and Designer, Tory Burch
  • 11. Join the conversation! Connect: Professional Women’s Network, Powered by Citi, is an online community on LinkedIn that helps women achieve the careers they want and discuss the issues relevant to their success. For more great insights from Connect members and to add your own, check out the discussion What’s the Best Advice You’ve Ever Received? Visit linkedin.com/womenconnect for more information and to join the group for free! You can find additional coverage of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit here. Flickr Photo Credits Cover: Fortune Live Media Slide 2: Fortune Live Media Slide 3: Fortune Live Media Slide 4: Fortune Live Media Slide 5: Fortune Live Media Slide 6: Fortune Live Media Slide 7: Fortune Live Media Slide 8: Fortune Live Media Slide 9: Fortune Live Media Slide 10: Fortune Live Media