By Grace Gavilanes
Dec 11, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

Have you ever dreamed of having a career in fashion? It's not as far-fetched as you'd think. In a new video series called The Climb---brought to you by Microsoft, PowerWomen TV, and InStyle—jewelry designer Jennifer Fisher, model Crystal Renn, blogger Arielle Nachmani, style expert Jeannie Mai, and model Myla Dalbesio get candid about the long road to success and dole out frank advice to aspiring entrepreneurs in an intimate panel discussion.

It's not often we get to go inside the passionate minds of these industry shakers and movers. If you're in need of inspiration, you're in for a real treat! A notable nugget of wisdom from the premier video: "I'm 35, and something happened when I passed my 30s when something clicked and happened that all of a sudden made me own who I am, flaws and all," Mai, who also talks about how she booked her first TV gig, shares with the panel. "That's when I think things begin to happen because your brand begins to develop." Each woman shares her story of success, hardship, and the importance of building an authentic brand in this video series, which is conveniently broken into 11 short videos highlighting different topics, from learning to manage fear and career anxiety to the importance of staying true to your brand.

Invigorated yet? Watch the rest of these industry heavyweights talk about how they gained confidence and overcame personal and professional challenges in the first video (above) of this panel discussion, as well as in the rest of the clips here:

The Climb Panel Discussions