Female role models are important for women in business. Find ones you can look up to and with whom you can relate.
Finding mentors is hard; finding a fellow female entrepreneur to mentor you can seem even harder. But Shara Senderoff of Intern Sushi has some insights on finding fantastic female role models, both to look to as celebrities and for solid, grounded advice.
- Get inspiration from women who have paved the way for you. Think Anne Sweeney at the Disney Company and Stacy Snider who runs Dreamworks.
- Reach out to your peers. Reach out to other female entrepreneurs who are dealing with the same problems you might be having.
Looking both to “celebrity” role models and other young female entrepreneurs can help you see solutions you may not have considered before. Watch the video for her full advice.
About The Host: Shara Senderoff
Intern Sushi Co-Founder & CEO Shara Senderoff was named one of Forbes’ “30 under 30” leaders in Tech, Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People in Business 2012,” Fortune’s “7 Gen-Y Employment Champions,” and CEO.com’s “14 Most Creative CEOs.” She is a contributing writer for The Huffington Post and LinkedIn’s Influencer Program.
With a passion for Film and Television, Shara began as an intern for mega producers Scott Rudin (THE SOCIAL NETWORK), Dan Jinks & Bruce Cohen (AMERICAN BEAUTY) and Kevin Bright (FRIENDS). She went on to quickly climb the ranks in the film business where she grew to Vice President status and paved innovation at The Mark Gordon Company (Grey’s Anatomy, Criminal Minds, Speed, Saving Private Ryan, 2012), where she created a new media department that leverages technology, the social dynamics of the web and the company’s expertise in storytelling to develop new properties with cross platform capabilities.
Shara has developed feature films with Universal Pictures, DreamWorks, 20th Century Fox, Sony, Dimension and Paramount. She is also the founder of Script It and an active speaker in the film and digital communities.
Originally published by StartupCollective. Syndicated on KillerStartups.com with permission.
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