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    Women & Power

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

    Photograph composites by Josh Andrus; Hair and makeup by Angela Marinis; Photograph retouching by Picturebox Creative

    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?

    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.