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Dr. Elizabeth Nabel on Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Mass.

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President since 2010 of Brigham and Women’s Hospital (No. 7); also a cardiologist, biomedical researcher, and professor at Harvard Medical School

 Who is your most important mentor?

Dr. Eugene Braunwald, senior physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, has been a mentor to me since 1982, when I was an intern at BWH. His commitment, guidance, intelligence, and high standards have shaped and transformed my life in medicine.

 What advice do you give new college grads?

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Welcome change and uncertainty as opportunity. Do not be afraid to experiment. And, yes, failure will be your occasional teacher.

View the 2014 Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts list.

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