Tonight I had the privilege of meeting Philippe Von Borries, co-founder of the fashionably sleek lifestyle website refinery29, at a WIE Network event where he participated in a candid conversation conducted by WIE founder Dee Poku-Spalding. The talk touched on everything from leadership, women in the workplace, its operations, deciding on the direction of the site, and all points in between. Listening to him talk, it was easy to understand how refinery29 has grown into such a revered site, as his passion and work ethic were evident. As with building a better body or building a business, there is no shortage of hard work and certainly no shortcuts on the path to success – and an unflappable amount of self-confidence and resilience doesn't hurt either.
Listening to him speak was a reminder of the power of believing in yourself and following your dreams. It was inspiring as it reiterated that anything is possible with hard work, dedication, faith and a bit of luck.
Thanks for the reminder, Philippe. You're living proof.