Known for her keen sense of style and flawless shoe game, actress and entrepreneur Sarah Jessica Parker hopped from fashion-focused conversation to CEO basics in her chat with Nikara Johns of Footwear News.
The 54-year-old cofounder of contemporary womenswear brand SJP Collection said when looking at women’s leadership in the film industry, “we haven’t created a pipeline to teach women … We haven’t helped women sort out how to start those businesses, how to ask for investments, how to find partnerships that help sustain you. That’s where we have to do better.”
A blossoming mogul in her own right, in 2018 Parker added publisher to her credentials with SJP Hogarth by partnering with Crown Publishing Group and Penguin Random House for Fatima Farheen Mirza’s book, “A Place for Us.” With her hands on several projects, it’s no surprise she told Inc magazine that hard work is essential. “If you want something to be successful you have to work your ass off,” Parker said. “You have to work all day long. If you want the credit, you’ve got to earn it.”
But Parker hopes women define their own success. She added to Footwear News, “The challenge is [how you] define success. It’s not [about] what you see on Instagram]. A career Path can be years and years of committed, dedicated work. A work ethic that’s admired is enormously successful.”
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