Argh, life is complicated, sometimes you get fired. Whether it’s based on something you’ve done, or simply down to cuts, it happens. Here are five super successful women who have more than overcome the fact that they were fired in the past!
#1 J.K Rowling
We love J.K, she constantly speaks out about overcoming adversity and fulfilling her dreams of writing a book, but according to Business Insider, Rowling was fired from her job as a secretary for just that. It must have hurt at the time, but it didn’t hinder her dreams and she went on to write the most successful children’s book series of all time.
#2 Anna Wintour
We know her as the frosty and fashionable editor of Vogue, but long before that she worked at Harper’s Bazaar, which resulted in her being fired. She spoke about it at a Teen Vogue Conference and told the audience “I recommend that you all get fired, it’s a great learning experience.”
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#3 Kerry Washington
It’s hard to imagine the great Olivia Pope ever being fired, but way before ‘Scandal’, she starred in shows that she was dropped from after the pilot episode. It can’t be easy to be let go and then watch someone else take over your role, but as disheartening as this must have been for her, she stuck at it and kept going back to auditions.
#4 Sallie Krawcheck
Wall Street’s “most powerful women,” was fired from her position at Bank of America in 2011. She said she was grateful for being fired, and now she is a business leader at 85 Broads, which just goes to show that being let go isn’t the worst thing that can happen to you.
#5 Oprah Winfrey
When Oprah was an evening news reporter, she couldn’t help getting emotional about the stories she was reading, as such the producer of her programme pulled her off the air, she was obviously too emotional for news, but he saw something else in her and offered her a role on a daytime TV show, which led to her astounding success on her own chat show. Her story shows that a weakness in one sector could be a strength in another.
All these super successful women have proven that in order to be successful you have to keep going, even when the going gets tough! Read more on Business Insider.