35 women under 35: Tamara Rajah

Consultant at McKinsey & Co and founder of womenswear business Tamara Kanes.

Last Updated: 06 Nov 2012

I enjoy everything I do. I'm also like the Duracell bunny - I just keep going and I'm not willing to give up.

My biggest career lesson. The worst problems are the best career lessons. When I set up my business, something went wrong every week that could have derailed the whole thing: ú4,000-worth of stock went missing, then the warehouse suddenly cancelled my contract. You have to be patient, flexible and always look for solutions.

My best piece of advice. Just start doing something rather than planning too much. Find role models who have similar personalities to you, not just those who have just pursued a similar career path.

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