Leading Woman


JULIA LANG

CREATIVE STRATEGIST AND BRANDING SAVANT, ENTREPRENEUR
JULIA LANG WORLDWIDE

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WHAT ARE SOME OF THE CHALLENGES YOU’VE FACED FROM BEING A WOMAN IN YOUR FIELD?

I FEEL LIKE AS A FEMALE ENTREPRENEUR, I ALWAYS HAVE TO PROOF MYSELF OVER AND OVER AGAIN. I FEEL LIKE I HAVE TO WORK TWICE AS HARD AS MY MALE COMPETITORS IN MY FIELD, WHICH ISN'T NECESSARILY THEIR FAULT BUT AN OVERALL SOCIETAL ISSUE. IT'S OFTEN VERY MUCH FRUSTRATING AND DISCOURAGING. YET, I AM SOMEONE THAT LIKES A GOOD CHALLENGE. IT FUELS MY EAGERNESS TO SUCCEED EVEN MORE.

HOW DID YOU OVERCOME THOSE CHALLENGES?

FOR ME, THE KEY IS CONSISTENCY. I COULD HAVE QUIT  MILLIONS OF TIMES WHEN THINGS WERE STAGNANT OR WEREN'T MOVING IN THE DIRECTION THAT I AIMED THEM TOWARDS. MY MOTTO OFTEN IS, "EVERYONE IS QUITTING. BY NOT QUITTING, YOU ARE ALREADY AHEAD."

WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR OTHER WOMEN LOOKING TO EXCEL IN YOUR INDUSTRY?

AGAIN. CONSISTENCY. IT TAKES 10 YEARS FOR OVERNIGHT SUCCESS.

WHAT CAN MEN DO TO BETTER SUPPORT WOMEN IN YOUR INDUSTRY?

HIRE MORE FEMALES. GIVE US MORE POWER. MORE VOICES. FEMALES NEED EQUALITY TOO. I FEEL LIKE WE STILL HAVE AN EXTREMELY LONG WAY TO GO.

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