How to Challenge Yourself – Forbes Women’s Summit

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In today’s competitive job market everyone is working hard to succeed, but how can you push yourself to stand out amongst the crowd? The women at the 2016 Forbes Women’s Summit in New York City shared the message about the importance of challenging yourself on your road to success. The summit hosted hundreds of driven and inspiring women eager to share their message of hard work and perseverance.

Melissa Ben-Ishay, President & Chief Product Officer for Baked by Melissa, says you need to be asking yourself, “What can I do differently, what am I not doing today that I should be doing? If you’re comfortable, you’re not doing your job.”


Challenging yourself to be better, think smarter, stay accountable, and push yourself past your comfort level – these core themes were expressed by the women at the Summit as key areas to focus on in not only your professional but also your personal life.

Susan Avarde, Former Head of Global Brand, Citigroup, says to keep pushing yourself, and that passion and compassion combined with confidence will give you the resilience to keep going.

In the video, you’ll hear what five of these women — Stephanie Lampkin, Founder & CEO, Blendoor; Susan Avarde, Former Head of Global Brand, Citigroup; Amy Stanton, Founder & CEO, Stanton & Company; Melissa Ben-Ishay, President & Chief Product Officer, Baked by Melissa; and Heather Zynczak, Chief Marketing Officer, Domo — said about challenging yourself and how not to get comfortable in a routine.




Written by Mallory Eberle, Marketing Project Manager for Bridgepoint Education.

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