Mentoring Event


July 20, 2011

Our mentors offer some of their coveted business advice...



Tory Burch

CEO & CCO, Tory Burch

"Be transparent and straightforward. Surround yourself with people who have the courage to express their opinions."

Doreen Wright

Retired Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Campbell Soup Company

"Always have the courage to ask questions. You never know what you will learn from the answers."

Marie Robinson

Owner, Marie Robinson Salon

"I don't believe that there isn't a business that there isn't a market for. It's about finding the right clientele."

Mika Brzezinski

Author & Co-Host, MSNBC — "Morning Joe"

"Be in your business a) because you love it b) because you want money. You deserve it. We [women] should be more comfortable with the concept."

Patricia Wexler

President, Wexler Dermatology PC

"Don't be afraid to push the envelope and get creative ahead the rest of the pack."

Russell Simmons

Chairman & CEO, Rush Communications

"You won't remember the check. You'll remember what you have created."



Simon Collins

Dean of Fashion, Parsons The New School for Design

"Have a three-line description of your business practiced and in your head. You never know who you may end up in the elevator with."


Ben Fischman


"Set milestones for things you want to accomplish.Write them down. Put them on your wall. When you check things off your list, it's such a good feeling. You can see you are making progress."