So you want to do well and do good in the world?
So do most of us. Sadly, the path to creating positive change while balancing a successful (and hey, maybe even profitable) career isn’t always clear. That’s why we’re always keen to read career advice from women who’ve made it big while also working to leave the world a little better than they found it.
Whether your life goals are entrepreneurial, communications-based or techy, these five famous women have words of wisdom you can apply in your own quest for success.
Prepare to be inspired.
1. Elizabeth Broderick: Focus on your own economic independence.
“When I think about success, I think about having a job that I love, one that’s not focused on me but on making the world a bit better off,” Sex Discrimination Commissioner Broderick once told InStyle.
She also emphasised that fundamental to a woman’s success is the ability to stand on her own feet financially.
“I think about having enough economic independence to know that if something happened in my life — if my marriage failed or husband died — I would have the power to maintain economic independence,” she explained.
“That’s really important; having economic independence gives you some power.”
2. Malala Yousafzai: Get educated.
“Education is powerful.”
That’s the message Malala Yousafzai, the 18-year-old Pakistani activist and survivor of an assassination attempt by the Taliban, has been spreading for years.