On September 11, 2013, Fuksa Khorshid, LLC sponsored BizOver™, an event that brought together Chicago businesswomen and entrepreneurs to look and feel their best. Professionals from the Chicago area gathered at Neiman Marcus on Michigan Avenue for an evening filled with makeovers, networking opportunities, and delicious food and cocktails.
Leading up to the event, BizOver founder Lema Khorshid provided Refinery29 with some insight about dressing for success in business:
What key pieces should every woman have in her closet?
“Cashmere sweaters in a neutral, black, and gray; a black pencil skirt; a well-tailored suit, and a pair of black stilettos. And, of course, a great lamb skin handbag.”
What’s the best ensemble for an interview or big presentation?
“A well-tailored, well-made suit that is appropriately accessorized. Less is always more.”
What are some ways a gal can sneak health and wellness into a busy work and (if applicable) family life?
“Food is the majority of the battle — stay away from processed. If it is sitting on a shelf, steer clear. Take time out for a walk or meditation (even if it’s at your desk!). When you are good to yourself, you are good to other people.”
What advice do you have for a woman entrepreneur starting a biz in a shaky economy? How can she stay motivated and encouraged?
“It is mind over matter. So, make a mental pact with yourself not to give up and stick to a plan. But, definitely surround yourself with ‘doers.’ You are the company you keep and will be motivated by the people around you. And, accordingly, don’t be shy to ask them for help.”
Read Lema’s complete interview here and check out some photos from BizOver below.