The new issue of Marie Claire is filled with inspirational women revealing the secrets of their success as they launch their mentoring campaign. The cover is shared by Leona Lewis, Ruth Jones, Tamara Mellon, Elle Macpherson, Kirsty Young, Naomie Harris, Angela Hartett, Karren Brady, Baroness Warsi and Dame Kelly Holmes, and each of the women discuss their journey to success inside. The mag's out now — here's a few extracts:
- Leona Lewis: "'Follow your gut instinct'... was one of the first things Simon Cowell said to me and he's right — every time I've ignored it I've regretted it."
- Ruth Jones: "...if there's one thing I've learned it's that there's no point in thinking you won't succeed. I look back at my twenties and think 'I wish I'd known then that I had it in me'."
- Naomie Harris: "When I was a budding young actress I worked with Dawn French on a corporate training video and she gave me the £80 I needed for my Equity card. She puts a lot of people through drama school and is super-talented as well as an incredible human being — a really hard thing to achieve."