Martinez oversees everything from talent acquisition to succession planning, leadership development to employee engagement—even rewards and wellness programs spanning the $4 billion direct-to-consumer retail portfolio for HSN and the Cornerstone portfolio of home and family lifestyle brands. Her internal initiatives have both defined and made an impact in HSN’s corporate culture. No wonder her advice to her younger self is so wise. “Take more risks. Try and if you fail, try again or at least learn from the experience,” she says. “Don’t be too worried about looking dumb or about what others think of you. Don’t let yourself be limited by fear or judgment.”

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