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  • Denise White

    The Mistake: Being too trusting. More than 10 years ago, I hired a woman who had no experience; I wanted to promote and elevate women in the business...

  • Sushil Thomas

    The Mistake My mistake was trying to do it all myself and taking on too much. This happened earlier in my career, when I was working as an engineer...

  • PROMOTED

    DataStax Appoints Bethany Mayer to Board of Directors

    Bethany Mayer is an Executive Partner at Siris Capital Group and independent board member of Marvell Semiconductor, Sempra Energy, and now DataStax Inc. Her enterprise... Read More


  • Paul D’Arcy

    The Mistake: I became a CEO before I was ready to lead. I was very lucky in my early career to have the opportunity to start a company when I was 28...

  • Kevin Lamar

    The Mistake: We didn’t do enough market research. When SoftScience started up, we were targeting the podiatric market, people with plantar fasciitis...

  • Jennifer Breithaupt

    The Mistake: I believed if you worked hard and had a great attitude, things would just happen for you. Early on, things worked out that way, so I...

  • Stephanie Newby

    The Mistake: The mistake was misunderstanding how important it is to put a communications strategy in place and to be deliberate about using the word...

  • Landy Labadie

    The Mistake: I wish I had known [at the beginning of my career] that yes, the guest is important, but your team is more important. I’ve noticed times...