In this episode, I am joined by the incredible, Bernardine Wu — who also happens to be one of my closest friends! Bernardine shares her journey from growing up as an immigrant in Staten Island to becoming a successful entrepreneur. We talk about the philosophy of asking for what you want, the importance of sharing your personal journey, and being a master at your own life! This is a great episode for anyone who is looking to take control of their life and is determined to create a life they love.
00:00 Introduction to Bernardine and her journey growing up
8:00 The “Don’t ask, don’t get” mentality
13:00 Don’t pretend to know
22:00 The daily practice of living intentionally
27:00 Learning to have powerful asks
33:00 Life has to be joyful as we go
Bernardine Wu is a serial entrepreneur, business leader and investor – and a current partner at Fez Ventures. She founded digital consultancy FitForCommerce, which was acquired in 2022, serves on NRF Digital Council, is a Board Director and Vice Chair at Women of Color Retail Alliance, and co-founded The Innovation Office, Women in E-commerce, and Women in Sustainable Retail. A frequent industry thought leader and inspirational speaker, her career started at Accenture and several Wall Street firms before launching one of the first e-commerce tech companies.
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