Grazia Middle East's inaugural Girl Boss issue has presented a perfect opportunity to explore what that actually means. Is a power blazer involved Sometimes. Or a cleverly curated 9-5 work wardrobe? Perhaps.
I hate to disappoint everyone who thinks I have their dream job, but no one picks up the fur coat I don't own off the floor when I come into work, or brings me a perfectly cooked steak for lunch that I promptly fling in the bin.
To me, winning at work – and at life – means challenging yourself and others around you with your contribution to the community, like Cinema Akil Founder Butheina Kazim, The Modist CEO and Founder Ghizlan Guenez and the first CEO of Damas Jewellery, who give Grazia an exclusive look inside their libraries as they share the reads that have inspired their success.
More importantly, being a boss can look like none of these things, as fashion designer Maha Gorton, who bravely shares her the story of her brush with cancer in the hope of helping other women - she shares here story here - and Real Boxing Only CEO Michelle Kuehn, who stepped into the ring and won her biggest battle of all – the one with herself. Read her story here.
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