The Short Cut:
10 quick fire questions about working life with Ann Marie Juliano
At the heart of the Nurture Network is the power of sharing experiences. From breakthrough career moments, to best ever advice, how to deal with stress and the women that inspire them – The Short Cut is designed to bring you a snapshot of our members’ working lives.
Today we’re speaking to Ann Marie CEO and co-founder at Muse:
Tell us about your breakthrough career moment?
Is it possible I am still waiting for it? I’ve had a few big wins. The first was heading up Europe and US at Credit Suisse. The second was making MD at Fortress and the ability to bring a team along. And the third, was starting Demeter with two business associates and closing the first transaction was really an exciting experience.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever had?
Times of frustration are good. It means you are pushing hard and it is tough but usually met with benefit at the end.
Have you ever felt held back as a woman in business? How did you respond?
Constantly, with raising capital. Just feels like the cards are stacked against me and I don’t have a handle to overcome it.
How do you protect your mental health in moments of pressure?
I try to see friends for a laugh, and or get to the gym.
Do you have any hobbies to keep you busy in your spare time?
Supporting other start-ups, spending time with my son, being outside as much as possible and I love cycling even if it’s just puttering around town.
I feel empowered when…
I feel I am supported by the people around me, clients, investors, staff, friends, family – all of it.
The women everyone should know about is…
The woman who empowers me the most is…
My mom! She’s pretty incredible.
Where is your favourite place in the world?
Pacific Palisades, California, see the photo below.
The first thing I do in the morning is
Drink Coffee, workout, and read emails.