Mentoring Event


December 8, 2011

Secrets to their success? Vision, confidence and the courage to keep going through it all...


Ali Wing

Founder and CEO, Giggle

"One age old wisdom — it always takes longer and is harder than you think. Have confidence to be wrong."

Bobbi Brown

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

"Reinvent something. Know what you believe in doesn't exist out there. Believe in yourself and never ever give up."

Dave Lerner

Entrepreneur/Angel Investor/Director, Venture Lab at Columbia University

"Talk to as many other entrepreneurs as possible, be determined and persevere."

Haley Fox

Co-Owner, Alice's Tea Cup

"You have to believe in what you're starting."

Jane Wesman

President, Jane Wesman PR, Inc./President, NY National Association of Women Business Owners

"Always have a clear vision of what your business is going to be."

Jay Mattie

U.S. Client Leader, Private Company Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers

"Have a lot of courage and determination. Don't give up."



Joan Amble

Executive Vice President, Finance, American Express

"Get a personal board of directors."


Kendra Bracken-Ferguson

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Digital Brand Architects

"Find the right partner, a partner who is just as passionate as you are. You have each other to lean on."


Mark Kaufman

Executive Vice President, Warner Brothers Theatre Ventures

"Do research and know what's out there."



Millard Drexler

Chairman and CEO, J.Crew Group

"It takes huge amounts of obsession, never giving up and a whole lot of stick-to-it-ness."