“I learned to push the envelope when it comes to asking questions or making requests. And if you hear ‘that’s not possible,’ then to ask ‘what is possible,’ instead of just saying thank you and leaving. But also to think creatively about problem solving.” ~ Emily Weiss, Founder & CEO of Glossier Inc

Summary: Emily Weiss founded Into The Gloss, a women’s beauty website which made an impact through having a unique voice and style. Her emilywweiss Instagram account has earned over 260,000 followers. After attending New York University, she founded the Into The Gloss website in 2010. In 2013, her company raised $2 million of venture capital funding to help expand her company’s footprint in the online fashion world.

Nationality: American

Industry: Fashion

Q: What do you do when you’re feeling uninspired? on byrdie.com

A: Travel. Usually when I’m feeling out of it, I just need to get outside of my comfort zone—to explore someplace that operates and relates to the world in a different way. It’s incredibly inspiring, for me, simply to have a conversation and learn about someone else, somewhere else, in real life, not on the internet. Everything comes back to people, and human emotion. Everyone’s just doing their best.