Career Tips From SuperTrash Founder Olcay Gulsen

Olcay Gulsen is the super inspiring woman behind the SuperTrash brand, she developed SuperTrash from a small fashion label to a network of over 2,000 high end boutiques and 15 brand stores from London’s Carnaby Street, to New York, to Hong Kong. Olcay gives us a couple tips and tricks we definitely can learn from this super successful careergirl.

‘ Make sure what you do makes you happy’

My best beauty secret is enough sleep, not too much coffee and no Red Bull and cigarettes, but that’s advice I should start to follow myself. So maybe…making sure you do what makes you happy, cause I believe that’s something that shows. And if nothing works; wear a hat. Perfect to cover bad hair days and a tired face. Other than a killer smile (haha), the perfect concealer to cover puffy eyer is the ultimate beauty must-have for Career Girls.

Don’t be afraid to dream big. I always had big dreams, and I think believing in them is what made me get here. Have a clear idea when you want to set up your own company or you want a successful career. Just do it and work really really hard. Also, don’t be afraid to ask for advice or help when you need it. You do, you learn, you trust your gut and you just do it. Opening my first SuperTrash store, winning awards, motivating a huge team. But I’m proudest when I see someone wearing my brand and owning it.

‘Don’t be afraid to make mistakes’

Find that perfect balance. I think no matter how successful or ambitious you are, you always need to find that perfect balance between your work/family/private life.  I know a lot of ambitious women who did find the perfect husband.

The  must-have piece for Career Girls? The suit. My number one choice for business meetings and dinners.

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The next step for SuperTrash? Stay tuned, lots of new things happening the beginning of 2016. Also, I always dreamed of opening my own hotel…who knows one day!

Interview by Beth for CGD. Photos courtesy of Supertrash


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