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Quick Take: Ralph Lauren CFO Tracey Travis

A fashionable CFO shares advice for aspiring finance chiefs.

July 25, 2012

Name: Tracey Travis
Title: CFO
Company: Ralph Lauren Corp.
[Editor's note: Travis will leave Ralph Lauren this summer and will join Estée Lauder Cos. as CFO.]

What is your best piece of advice for aspiring CFOs?
Seek out operational financial support roles to key function or business leaders that allow you to demonstrate your technical finance and accounting skills as well as your ability to support business or functional objectives. Additionally, seek out opportunities for special short-term projects in addition to your core finance role that allow you to both learn more about the organization and demonstrate your capabilities to a broader audience within the company. And strive to develop strong partnerships with both corporate and divisional leadership at your company. Read more...

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