Take your rightful place in the driver’s seat of your own life and career through the focused and fearless strategies that only highly respected, incredibly successful luxury fashion mogul and social activist Rebecca Minkoff could lay out in these pages.
Rebecca Minkoff built a fashion empire through hard work and a relentless drive to live her dream. It wasn’t easy and took tremendous resolve to remain hungry and persevere. By never giving up, she has created a space for herself on the shelves of luxury department stores across the world.
From Rebecca’s experience, readers will learn how to:
Take on challenges they initially didn’t know how to complete, using Rebecca’s fearless approach to push themselves to meet each and every one.Overcome the fear and trials female entrepreneurs often face.Break the rules and find success in places they previously thought to be inaccessible.Reach their goals, no matter how unattainable they may seem.
In this book, Rebecca shares her own stories and teaches readers how she was able to reach her goals to become the successful fashion designer she is today. She shows that if you remain hungry, work hard, and face the unspoken rules that have held women back for centuries, you can make success happen for yourself.
Minkoff, cofounder of her eponymous fashion brand, debuts with an enthusiastic set of tips for succeeding as an entrepreneur. She offers 21 rules for responding to challenging situations: "give yourself permission to stop asking for permission," for example, is a rule that allowed her to move to New York City at 18 to work in fashion while her classmates were heading off for college. "Look for the opportunities in front of you," meanwhile, motivated her to put together a collection of "downtown cool girl" apparel as a side gig while working for an established designer, and "collab over compete" inspired her to launch the Female Founder Collective where women share resources and ideas. While the rules always come with inspiring insight into Minkoff's life, they sometimes land as clich d ("change is inevitable"). On balance, though, the well-grounded advice is noteworthy for what it reveals about Minkoff's character: her serial entrepreneurship, inventiveness, sense of style, work ethic, and accomplishments come through. Minkoff convinces as an inspiring role model, and her fun, can-do attitude shines.