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SELF-Made Women Who Inspire: Jana Fleishman

Hip-hop mogul Jay Z could have his pick of publicists, but when it came time to choose one to handle his own career, he tapped New Yorker Fleishman, 40. Now, as head of communications and EVP of strategic marketing and business development at his entertainment company, Roc Nation, she personally runs his publicity machine, as well as that of musician Rita Ora. She also manages athletes like WNBA player Skylar Diggins.

My source of creativity: “I let myself imagine the most extreme, ridiculous ideas, then boil them down into something doable.”

My get-ahead trick: “If I mess up, I’m the first to admit it, fix it and move on. I don’t care what I did yesterday. The only thing that matters is today.”

My recharge routine: “I watch a movie that I don’t have to think about. I’m obsessed with The Campaign!”

Go-to workout: “SoulCycle. I love the personal responsibility of it. It’s up to you to turn your resistance up.”

Power accessory: “Heels! They make me feel confident, so I can focus on my work.”

Best thing about this job: “Daily growth. I didn’t follow sports a year ago. Now I manage Skylar Diggins!”

Morning commute: “I try to land a seat on the subway so I can do crossword puzzles—they make my brain work again.”

Image: Fleishman (right) at the Roc Nation Pre-Grammy Brunch with Skylar Diggins


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