On
from
pinterest
10 Women on Success As They Know It

Let’s talk about the pursuit of success and why it can feel so treacherous.

05.31.16

At the outset of Mental Health Month we asked you to share the inner workings of your minds. What’s going on up there? What’s keeping you up or out? And several of you mentioned you were struggling to find an appreciation for your own flavor of success. Since finding our own flavors of everything is exactly what we set out to do every day at Man Repeller, this really spoke to us.

It’s no surprise that to recognize a more normal life as a successful one can feel impossible when every interview, profile and magazine cover focuses on the same barometers of success: a wide audience, a deep wallet and a life that is somehow other.

But we all know you don’t have to be a billionaire teen entrepreneur artist to be successful! There are men and women all around us who are pushing back on this narrow definition every day and we wanted to switch things up and give them the microphone.

So we reached out to 10 women we admire from different backgrounds and industries who are kicking ass, finding fulfillment and defining success in their own terms. Check it out and then tell us: how would you define success if it were up to you?

Psych! That was a trick question. Because it us up to you. So instead tell us: how are YOU successful?

Photographed by Simon Chetrit (follow him on Instagram @simonzchetrit).

successful-women-profiles

Get more Brain Massage ?
  • Macey Lewington

    Great post! I admire ladies with big careers! Like me! If you want check my business: http://www.sofacleanerslondon.co.uk . I’ll be glad to share tips and experiences with other ladies like me!

  • View

    I really enjoyed this, very inspiring! But what about the women who feel successful because they have raised happy kids? Or the women who overcame health problems or ran a marathon? I feel like this article only covered the traditional side of success that centers around a career.

    • I totally get what you mean, but I definitely preferred this being centered around career success. However, it’d be great to see another article that did talk about other kinds of success! I guess keeping one theme helps with having the same questions for each person.

      • Vic

        You’re probably right about about it being easier to focus on one theme but yes, a separate article would be great please Man Repeller!

        • Amelia Diamond

          This article was definitely career-success focused, but as even that little pocket of success (+ our Round Table) points out, there are SOOOO many different kinds of success, so yes, count on another SOMETHING that explores and celebrates success in ways that don’t just involve a job – or a job in the way that we typically think of it!

  • Really great way to start the week after the long weekend. Also, having spent the weekend in NYC really helped inspire me. It really is true what people say about New Yorkers doing so much!

  • disqus_cKJqYPcKP6

    I really liked this post. As a relatively recent college grad (May 2015) this past year has been a pretty decent struggle in transitioning to this new adult life – coupled with the fact that I’ve moved back home to save some $. Specifically I’ve struggled with finding purpose in my job and comparing myself to others that I’ve graduated with. I realized that I hate where I’m at currently, but I’ve been trying to figure out then what exactly am I seeking for in a job to give me fulfillment and satisfaction. I think for me, success means to tangibly feel that I’m making a positive impact growing a business or a team by performing a role that requires both analytical skills and creativity. Ultimately I’d like to be at a place where I can be respected and trusted for the work I produce, while being able to comfortably afford moving back to the city and owning my own apartment. Sometimes it can feel pretty far off, but I’ve been trying to keep in mind the idea that it’s about the journey and not just the destination.

  • Natty

    this is EXACTLY what i needed today. THANK YOU

    • Amyllim

      “my room mate Lori Is getting paid on the internet $98/hr”…..!ti880ur

      two days ago grey McLaren. P1 I bought after earning 18,512 Dollars..it was my previous month’s payout..just a little over.17k Dollars Last month..3-5 hours job a day…with weekly payouts..it’s realy the simplest. job I have ever Do.. I Joined This 7 months. ago. and now making over hourly. 87 Dollars…Learn. More right Here !ti880u:➽:➽:.➽.➽.➽.➽ http://GlobalSuperJobsReportsEmploymentsBugGetPay$98Hour…. .★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★::::::!ti880o….,

  • So inspiring! I loved this post so much: it really made my day reading the stories of these successful women!

    Aria

    https://pandaonavespa.wordpress.com/welcome/

  • Jenn18

    This was a great read! Does anyone know Ambika’s outfit details? Love her jumpsuit. 🙂

  • Loved this post and seeing success in all sorts of forms. Thank you!

  • Jane doe

    I can say that one of the people in this article is full of Shit I watched their parents do their papers throughout his and the beging of college. Success for one of your women was handed her through other peoples work and connections. Was born into money as well. You should be reporting real inspiring people ones that really had to work to get to the top, not breezing through family friends. Tell the truth sari ingerman.

  • Jane doe

    I can say that one of the people in this article is full of Shit I watched their parents do their papers throughout h.s. and the beginning of college. Success for one of your women was handed her through other peoples work and connections. Was born into money as well. You should be reporting real inspiring people ones that really had to work to get to the top, not breezing through family friends. Tell the truth sari ingerman.

  • Al

    Would be nice to see a scientist/researcher in these lists for once. Despite what many people think, it is a very interesting (and in some cases world-changing) career.