Power Women Giving Back: Industry Leaders Talk What It Takes for Women to Succeed

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Media relations entrepreneur Gilda Squire, second from left, on transitioning into entrepreneurship from full-time employment: I made sure to save and keep money in the bank [to prepare], and I began galvanizing the people around me. I started telling people, confidentially, that I was thinking about [starting my own company.] I also left with confidence. I walked out the door with two projects. I talked to people---my network---constantly. Not only did they reaffirm what I was doing, but they said 'We got you.'

Media relations entrepreneur Gilda Squire, second from left, on transitioning into entrepreneurship from full-time employment:…