Lisa Price, Founder of the beauty brand Carol’s Daughter.
"What makes my story a little bit different is that I’m the founder of a company. So you start out by yourself and then, if you’re successful and fortunate, your business grows to the point where you have people coming on board who have different experience and expertise."
"So I was sort of placed at the top of the mountain, if you will, and then felt that there were things I needed to learn and develop to feel comfortable sitting there. I used to sit at the table but not necessarily at the head of the table, because I felt there were things I needed to learn, and I wanted to be part of the team, and sit with the team."
"I don’t do that anymore. Now I sit at the head of the table. But I don’t consciously say, 'When I walk in the room, I’m going to make sure I’m at the head.' I just sort of gravitated there naturally, and that’s where I sit, because what I’ve learned is that, regardless of whatever little skill sets here and there that I might not know really well, I do know this brand better than anybody else. And that’s the authority that I have, that’s the voice that I have to be, and that’s who they need me to be. Because the only person who can teach them the history and the DNA and the passion and the love and the blood and the sweat and the tears is me.”
NYTimes, Photo via Huffington Post