Life Lessons From The Babes

At our first meet, we asked women to write down their words of wisdom and business intel onto notecards, then pin them onto our bulletin board. You can read the lessons they left here (and to be honest, these sentiments carried us through the planning stages of our second meet; thanks for the advice, babes):

I already knew girls rule, but it's nice to be reminded how much!

I already knew girls rule, but it's nice to be reminded how much!

Always speak up in meetings — always. Especially when you're the only lady in the room. <3

Always speak up in meetings — always. Especially when you're the only lady in the room. <3

Success is stumbling from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.

Success is stumbling from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.

Ask permission. Give credit where it's due. Say yes (when it feels right).

Ask permission. Give credit where it's due. Say yes (when it feels right).

Life is full of opportunity!! Take chances, and always learn life's lessons.

Life is full of opportunity!! Take chances, and always learn life's lessons.

Get up. Get dressed. Be ready. :)

Get up. Get dressed. Be ready. :)

Keep drawing, creating, searching — successes don't stand out unless you have a notebook of mistakes!

Keep drawing, creating, searching — successes don't stand out unless you have a notebook of mistakes!

Comfort zone. ————> *Where the magic happens.

Comfort zone. ————> *Where the magic happens.

"Another woman's beauty is no threat to my own." <3

"Another woman's beauty is no threat to my own." <3

Be you. Be confident! Be strong. And be friends with fab ladies!

Be you. Be confident! Be strong. And be friends with fab ladies!

Be you. (*sorry about the rip on this card; J's dog bit the board after the meet.)

Be you. (*sorry about the rip on this card; J's dog bit the board after the meet.)

I love people who admit mistakes/failures as case studies or moments to learn from! (as opposed to pretending perfection.)

I love people who admit mistakes/failures as case studies or moments to learn from! (as opposed to pretending perfection.)

Don't let anyone tell you that you are not good enough! You rock!

Don't let anyone tell you that you are not good enough! You rock!

Persistence gets you noticed.

Persistence gets you noticed.

Just get out there and do it! You'll be glad you gave it a fucking try!!!

Just get out there and do it! You'll be glad you gave it a fucking try!!!

Identify and embrace your strengths. Be fearless. Don't under-price yourself!

Identify and embrace your strengths. Be fearless. Don't under-price yourself!

Push yourself out of your comfort zone. It pays off!

Push yourself out of your comfort zone. It pays off!

It's OK to make a different decision, if that decision doesn't work for you!

It's OK to make a different decision, if that decision doesn't work for you!

The difference between the real winners is how long they take to feel sorry for themselves. — Barbara Corcoran

The difference between the real winners is how long they take to feel sorry for themselves. — Barbara Corcoran

Be super raw and honest. Say all the things people aren't expecting girls to say!

Be super raw and honest. Say all the things people aren't expecting girls to say!

When (not if) you make a mistake, be the first to admit it, laugh it off and move forward! :)

When (not if) you make a mistake, be the first to admit it, laugh it off and move forward! :)

Sit at the table!! Don't take one of those seats against the wall.

Sit at the table!! Don't take one of those seats against the wall.

Let yourself be the expert on you — your talent, your worth, your needs. Feedback is great, but don't be afraid to be confident.

Let yourself be the expert on you — your talent, your worth, your needs. Feedback is great, but don't be afraid to be confident.

Put yourself out there. Be the weird one who introduces yourself first. Go for the jobs you don't think you'll get! Don't be your own enemy!

Put yourself out there. Be the weird one who introduces yourself first. Go for the jobs you don't think you'll get! Don't be your own enemy!