How I Get It Done

Successful women talk about managing their careers, and their lives.

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Inside the Cut’s ‘How I Get It Done’ Panel at Sundance Film Festival

Latasha Gillespie, Alia Shawkat, and Lana Wilson spoke about morning routines and the perks of writing your own obituary.

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  1. How Dr. Lucy Jones, ‘the Beyoncé of Earthquakes,’ Gets It DoneBeing a government-service celebrity was never seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones’s plan. Nobody told her 170,000 Twitter followers.
  2. How Congresswoman Katherine Clark Gets It DoneThe Assistant Speaker handles a grueling schedule and tough legislative battles with a little help from her group chat.
  3. How Labor Activist Ai-jen Poo Gets It DoneAnd how she stays hopeful in the face of cynicism.
  4. How CNN Anchor Erin Burnett Gets It DoneAnd how a piece of fan mail changed the course of her career.
  5. How Emma Chamberlain Gets It Done“My work and my life are wrapped up together, and my work is never off my mind. I can’t ever check out.”
  6. Lady Gaga’s Mom Is Making Kindness CoolHow Cynthia Germanotta, Lady Gaga’s mother and president of Born This Way Foundation, gets it done.
  7. How Margaret Atwood Gets It DoneOn skipping lunch, writing in the cellar, and casting a wary eye on reviews.
  8. How Bon Appétit Editor-in-chief Dawn Davis Gets It DoneThe writer and author endorses cooking a big Sunday meal and not sending emails after 8 p.m.
  9. How Talitha Watkins Gets It DoneAs president and head of ColorCreative Management, she’s shifting the paradigm for women and people-of-color creators.
  10. How Fearless Fund Co-founder Arian Simone Gets It DoneWomen of color are the most entrepreneurial demographic, but they’re also the least funded. Arian Simone is changing that.
  11. How Black Food Futurist Nia Lee Gets It DoneThe chef, artist, and Netflix marketing executive’s routine includes handstands, morning twerk sessions, and home cooking.
  12. How Actress Brenda Song Gets It DoneThe Dollface star on becoming a first-time parent with fiancé Macaulay Culkin and the uncertain transition from child to adult actor.
  13. How White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki Gets It DoneFrom advising the president to toaster waffles and Emily in Paris.
  14. How Milk Bar’s Christina Tosi Gets It Done“More colorful, more magical, and more rule-breaking.”
  15. How Business Mogul Dany Garcia Gets It DoneThe chairwoman of the Garcia Companies oversees more than a dozen successful brands and enterprises, including Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s career.
  16. How NBC’s Susan Rovner Gets It DoneThe chairman of entertainment content unwinds with at least an hour of Bravo TV.
  17. How the Global Editor-in-Chief of Refinery29 Gets It DoneSimone Oliver maintains three calendars and a whole lot of lists.
  18. How the President of Cartier North America Gets It DoneMercedes Abramo believes in leading with confidence and reminding yourself to keep your “tank full.”
  19. How Tamron Hall Gets It DoneThe TV host and author on strategizing in the shower, being a typical Virgo, and setting work-life boundaries.
  20. How the President of Net-a-Porter Gets It DoneAlison Loehnis wants to bring people joy with fashion and style.
  21. CEO Kim Perell Wants to Hear Your Business PitchThe top female angel investor in the U.S. is passionate about betting on other entrepreneurs’ dreams.
  22. How the Delevingne Sisters Get It DoneCara, Poppy, and Chloe on holiday traditions, relaxing baths, and vegan Prosecco.
  23. The CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters NYC Knows the Difference a Mentor Can Make“I had mentors who looked nothing like me,” Alicia Guevara told the Cut. “But what they saw in me was the potential.”
  24. Pam Habner Wants Credit Cards to Be PersonalAs the CEO of U.S. branded cards and lending at Citigroup, she’s designing spending tools tailored to each customer’s personal habits.
  25. How Christy Turlington Burns Gets It DoneThis weekend, the model and charity founder will run her ninth marathon.
  26. How Kristin Cavallari Gets It DoneThe TV personality and entrepreneur on infrared saunas, early-morning workouts, and good books that keep her stress levels low.
  27. How Ava DuVernay Gets It DoneOn achieving career longevity, procrastinating on Zillow, trampolining, film editing, Pinkberry, and more.
  28. How Issa Rae Gets It DoneFrom breakfast hot sauce to bedtime skin care and everything in between.
  29. How Raya’s Secret Weapon Gets It DoneIfeoma Ojukwu, VP of global membership for the private dating app, dedicated her career to building communities IRL. Now, she’s doing it online.
  30. The Beauty Brand Founder Who Wants You to Shine. Literally.TooD Beauty’s Shari Siadat on unibrows, self-discovery, and the power of putting on glitter.
  31. 21-Year-Old Activist Deja Foxx Has Her Sights Set on Being President“I don’t just want to, I plan to.”
  32. Tia Mowry’s Got It Figured OutYou already know her as a beloved actress. But she’s also conquering wellness, the kitchen, and parenting with her quick fixes.
  33. The Cancer Survivor Training for the Mission of a LifetimeMost days, Hayley Arceneaux goes to work at St. Jude, where she treats children with leukemia. On September 15, she’s going to space.
  34. Conflict Is Jane Ferguson’s Comfort ZoneThe PBS NewsHour reporter is recently back from Kabul, and talking with the Cut about the risks and rewards of her work.
  35. Miss Grass Wants to Make Cannabis More EquitableCo-founder Kate Miller explains how she gets it done, including, yes, a nightly joint.
  36. How 60 Minutes+ Correspondent Laurie Segall Gets It DoneOn interviewing QAnon militants, relearning to drive a car, and her “lobster moment.”
  37. Yamiche Alcindor Knows Her Job Is Serious Business“People have been watching Washington Week for 54 years, so I better be really good and know my stuff.”
  38. The Luxury Hotel Owner Who’s Willing To Get Her Hands DirtyHow Jayma Cardoso, founder of the Surf Lodge, gets it done.
  39. Emily Oster Thinks of Herself As an Expert on Data in Parenting, Not ParentingHow the economist, writer, and face of school reopening is getting it done during the pandemic.
  40. A Night in Malibu With Cynthia Erivo and Lindsay Peoples WagnerAnd the chicest millennial pink Porsche.
  41. You Can Be Shy and Still Be a CEOTake it from Shilla Kim-Parker of online vintage marketplace Thrilling.
  42. Lauren Bonner on Life After Her Me Too Lawsuit“After going through that, what’s the worst that can happen? Someone doesn’t want to invest in the thing I think they should invest in? Okay!”
  43. How Cosmologist Janna Levin Makes Space for Big IdeasWhen she’s not teaching, writing, running the Science Studios at the Pioneer Works cultural center and captaining her digital magazine, The Broadcast.
  44. How the Former Chief of Staff to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Gets It DoneCatherine St-Laurent on investing in women, the power of Post-it notes, and unwinding with mezcal.
  45. How Olympic Gold Medalist Natasha Hastings Trained During Pregnancy“I didn’t enjoy pregnancy. Part of the reason is that I hid it for about six months because I didn’t know how my sponsors would react.”
  46. How This Green New Deal Architect Gets It DoneRhiana Gunn-Wright on choosing to have children during a climate crisis, being a Black Rhodes scholar at Oxford, and more.
  47. Rebecca Minkoff Wrote Her New Book in the BathroomIt “has double doors that the kids can’t kick through.”
  48. How Dascha Polanco Gets It DoneThe In the Heights star talks therapy, nutrition, and not identifying as a mother.
  49. For the McBride Sisters, Wine Isn’t Just a BusinessIt’s a sibling ritual.
  50. Morgan Jerkins Managed to Put Out Two Books During the PandemicThe best-selling author on ambition, self-confidence, and napping.
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