RECAP #HerAgendaLive: Overcoming Fear, Facing Failure and Actualizing Ambition

#heragendalive Meagan Hooper, Founder and CEO of bSmartGuide.com, Victoria Taylor, director of digital community, WeWork, Soledad O’Brien, CEO Starfish Media Group, Vanessa DeLuca, Editor-in-Chief Essence Magazine

Meagan Hooper, Founder and CEO of bSmartGuide.com, Victoria Taylor, director of digital community, WeWork, Soledad O’Brien, CEO Starfish Media Group, Vanessa DeLuca, Editor-in-Chief Essence Magazine

We keep raising the bar with our #HerAgendaLive panel series and this latest chat is one of our favorites because it hit the core of what we are all about at Her Agenda — actualizing ambition.

Her Agenda’s goal is to bridge the gap between ambition and achievement for millennial women so it was really a special moment to bring together four accomplished women to dissect what it looks like, and feels like as you work towards achieving your goals. We partnered with AlleyNYC to bring together Soledad O’Brien, CEO of Starfish Media Group, Victoria Taylor, director of digital community at WeWork, Meagan Hooper, founder of BSmartGuide.com, and Vanessa De Luca, Editor-in-Chief of ESSENCE magazine to speak about Overcoming Fear, Facing Failure and Actualizing Ambition, on Thursday, December 10th.

Many people use the word ambitious to describe themselves, which is nice, but having ambition is just a start, it’s not enough.  When you look up the definition of ‘ambition’ it says: a strong desire to do or to achieve something, typically requiring determination and hard work. So in order to turn our ambition into action, we have to take steps that turn our desire to do something into an actual completed task.

One thing comes up when taking action toward actualizing your ambition is fear. Then, when we face that fear and start taking action, there’s a chance that despite our best efforts, we may fail. Sometimes the thought of that failure fuels the fear and prevents us from taking action. We all feel this. But those who we admire, who achieve great things, move past this feeling and push forward.

Check out the full video of our chat below to learn what each of these smart accomplished women had to say about overcoming fear, facing failure and actualizing ambition.

We also want to thank our partners and sponsors. Gett helped out our attendees with a special promo code to get a discounted ride to and from the event. ESSENCE BeautyBox gifted every attendee with a beauty box and gave away some awesome prizes including a complimentary 6 month subscription. Last but not least, Maven Cocktails was on the scene providing drinks to all the attendees during the pre-panel reception.

We would love for you to join us at the next #HerAgendaLive. Sign up for our email list for updates. If you want to be sure to get a discounted ticket, join our premium user community, #theAgenda. (PS. Need more info first? Check out this post.)

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About Rhonesha Byng

Rhonesha is the founder of HerAgenda.com. She resides in New York City and works as a journalist and an entrepreneur.
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