Fashion industry powerhouse Tony Burch wants women to embrace ambition. In an interview at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, the CEO shared a few of her discoveries since founding the Tony Burch fashion label and the Tory Burch Foundation.
"Women should be just as ambitious as men, and be proud if it," she said, when asked about the best advice she had received. In terms of working one's way to the top of the fashion industry, as Burch did, she emphasized the importance of remaining unique and differential in one's creations, given the saturated and competitive market. A firm sense of restraint has also helped Burch and her team say "no," in order to continue thinking forward. "Don't just take what comes along," advised Burch. "Be thoughtful."