This is the first in a series of spotlight articles about resilience, highlighting the stories of women featured in the UBS sponsored Wall Street Journal e-book Resilience: How 20 Ambitious Women Used Obstacles to Fuel Their Success.
The Wall Street Journal’s Veronica Dagher talked to Angie’s List founder Angie Hicks, bestselling author Jen Sincero, FOX cable news anchor Melissa Francis, and former Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Kate White about how they overcame obstacles early on in their careers, specific choices they made, and then turned these challenges into fuel to help them move forward. What may have felt like the hardest step to take, was ultimately the crucial step to success.
An important part of being able to overcome challenges is being able to navigate financially. Our Own Your Worth research shows 56% of married women defer financially to their spouse, even though eight out of ten women will be solely responsible for their financial well-being.1 We are committed to helping women take charge of their lives by being involved in all decisions that affect them—including financial decisions. As the women shared with Dagher, financial empowerment matters. We’ve culled some key #ownyourworth lessons for prevailing when the hurdles, hitches and roadblocks seem to keep coming.
Push past your fears
Founder of Angie’s List
New York Times Best Selling Author
Advocate for yourself
FOX News anchor
Former Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief
Next in the resilience series: Managing the Juggle
Connect with your UBS Financial Advisor
Turn your challenges into successes.