HollywoodLife.com Editor-in-Chief Bonnie Fuller has been honored for her career accomplishments, and for her status as a role model. In a new interview, she offers advice to young women about building their own successful careers.
Bonnie Fuller, Charlotte Ronson, Leandra Medine and Elana Drell-Szyfer were the four lucky women honored by the UJA-Federation of New York’s Professional Women’s Philanthropy on May 7. They were honored at Women of Influence: The Event, and were chosen for their professional and philanthropic accomplishments, as well as for being role models for future generations of professional women. HollywoodLife.com was lucky enough to interview all four honorees at the event, and they revealed the key to building a successful career.
Bonnie Fuller’s Career Advice To Women
Bonnie changed the face of women’s magazines and shaped celebrity culture during her illustrious career. She was the launch editor of Marie Claire; she became editor of Cosmopolitan, where she raised newsstand sales 18 percent in her first year; and as editor-in-chief of Glamour, she lead the magazine to its highest-ever circulation and revenue levels.
At the UJA Event at Manhattan’s JW Marriott Essex House, Bonnie spoke about being honored by the UJA Federation:
The UJA Federation is a great organization for strong women. Strong women make up the organization and they want to honor other strong women. I hope we can inspire all the HollywoodLifers out there.
Bonnie firmly believes that determination and hard work is the key to career success:
Think big. You have to aim high and go for your dreams. If there is something you want to do, then you have to try. You can’t talk yourself into ‘well I probably won’t make it so instead I’ll do something else.’ Don’t give up on your dreams; try and find a foot in the door position, something where you can get experience.
Charlotte Ronson, Leandra Medine & Elana Szyfer Honored By The UJA Federation Of NYC
The UJA — an organization that aims to help people and inspire a passion for Jewish life and learning, as well as strengthen Jewish communities around the world — also chose three other honorees.
Elana, chief executive officer of AHAVA North America and deputy chief executive officer of AHAVA Dead Sea Laboratories; Leandra, author and founder of fashion blog The Man Repeller; and fashion designer Charlotte also spoke to HollywoodLife.com about being chosen for the event, which was moderated by advertising executive and television personality Donny Deutsch, and emceed by Good Morning America‘s Bianna Golodryga.
Charlotte said it was a “great grouping of women,” while Leandra said she was “proud to give back to the Jewish community.”
Elana added that it was “a pleasure to be recognized by such a prestigious organization.”
The event’s proceeds will go to UJA-Federation of New York’s annual campaign, which helps sustain a network of nearly 100 health and human-service agencies in New York, Israel and around the world.
What do YOU think HollywoodLifers? Are you inspired by Bonnie, Leandra, Charlotte and Elana?
— Eleanore Hutch
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