Elle magazine has just revealed its January 2020 cover which stars none other than Beyoncé. In the new issue the superstar answers fan questions and touches on different aspects of her career and personal life including struggling to find work-life balance and appointing women to senior roles at her company, Parkwood Entertainment. Read some of what she had to say below.
On finding the confidence to say no:
“There were things in my career that I did because I didn’t understand that I could say no. We all have more power than we realise.”
On struggling to find work-life balance:
“I think the most stressful thing for me is balancing work and life. Making sure I am present for my kids—dropping Blue off at school, taking Rumi and Sir to their activities, making time for date nights with my husband, and being home in time to have dinner with my family—all while running a company can be challenging. Juggling all of those roles can be stressful, but I think that’s life for any working mom.”
On employing women:
“It’s always been important to me to hire women. I believe in giving a voice to people who are not always heard. One of the first presidents of my company was a woman. My current GM, head of production, head of PR, and other leaders are women. I hire women not to be token voices in the company but to lead. I believe women are more balanced and think with compassion in deciding what’s best for the business. They see the big picture absent of personal agendas. Most women are loyal and commit with 100 percent follow-through.”
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