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Warren Buffett's Career Tips to Young Women

Buffett at the May 4 Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting in Omaha
Buffett at the May 4 Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting in Omaha Photograph by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

A relaxed Warren Buffett sat down on May 7 with Levo League co-founder Caroline Ghosn to share his advice on how to build a rewarding career. Along with the usual counsel to follow one’s passion and work hard, Buffett credited the Dale Carnegie course with having changed his life and said he expects to be impressed by Chelsea Clinton when they meet in a few days.

In many ways, watching Buffett dispense wisdom to the twentysomething women who make up much of Levo’s base is to witness him at his best: the decency, optimism, wisdom, and wit that have made him such a revered investor. But several of his statements also show why the Sage of Omaha is oblivious to some of the challenges these women face, from negotiating pay to finding a job that will reward the soul and support a family—or at least pay down their college debt.