#FabFriFeature: Liza Glucoft (LA)

We are proud to introduce Liza Glucoft as our Fab Friday Feature.  Read up on her tips for women in business.

  • Name three things that a female entrepreneur needs to be successful and fabulous in her career?
    Hustle, hustle and more hustle. But seriously, you have to be willing to log the long hours. It’s also important to really love what you do.

  • Being a boss isn’t for everyone – what are three things that you love about being a leader in your field?
    I’m a bit of a control freak so being in charge suits me. I like knowing how the ship is going to be steered. I also love being able to mentor young female (and evolved male!) producers. As for being a leader in my field, I like forging into new territory and getting to try things. Usually the inception of something is a more experimental phase, which suits my natural curiosity. Also that means you get to lead the way, blaze the trail, and set the tone (see: control freak.)

  • Who was your mentor/inspiration to follow your dreams and/or strike out on your own (for those of you that own your own business)?
    I couldn’t chalk it up to one mentor. I think having a vast support system is important. A lot of times people give advice from their singular experience so cultivating a support system where you can understand different points of view is important.

  • How do you stay motivated?
    My goals are always expanding. Every time I reach a level, I think ‘Okay, I got this; now on to the next. ‘You can’t help but be motivated if you’re always looking to best yourself.

  • What are your tips for those who come up against blockades in their career?
    Perseverance and resilience; not everything is going to be a win and you have to get up from that. You must have a real delight in your work, optimism, and above all a strong work ethic.

  • Can you share your most memorable experience in your career?
    Selling my first show! Nothing has been more exciting than that.

  • What do you think is the biggest misconception people have about being a boss?
    That it’s less stressful because you don’t answer to anyone, because answering to yourself is even harder!

  • If your personality could be captured in a pair of shoes, what would they be?
    Dorothy’s ‘Red Shoes’. They represent home, wonder, and the endless possibilities of imagination.

  • What does “success” look like to you?
    Being at the top of people’s minds when they want to make an engaging, quality show