'Work hard and be nice, and everything will work out okay' - Carla Buzasi

Meet WGSN's global chief content officer at Inspiring Women on 17 March.

Last Updated: 28 Jan 2016

Who has inspired you in business?

My family. There is absolutely no point in any of this, if you don’t come home to people you love.

What has been your biggest setback and how did you overcome it?

I’ve struggled to deal with personal criticism. With my role at The Huffington Post, there were plenty of people only too happy to tell me, on public forums, what a terrible job I was doing. After a while (or a few glasses of wine!) you learn that all criticism is worth listening to. It drives you to be better. 

What is the biggest challenge still facing women in business today and how should it be solved?

A lack of self-belief and confidence. The old adage that women won’t put themselves forward for a promotion or new role until they’re 100% convinced they’re capable of it, and men are happy to do the same if they think they can do barely 60% of it, holds true. A lot of the time - and I count myself as a consistent offender - we worry far too much about what other people think.

What piece of advice would you give to your 18-year-old self?

See above! Don’t worry so much - things happen for a reason. Work hard and be nice to people, and everything will work out okay.

Hear more from Carla Buzasi at MT's Inspiring Women conference in Edinburgh on 17 March and Birmingham on 21 April. 


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