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Bloomberg’s head of technology for Tradebook Equity Catherine Hui handed out tons of great career tips at a recent Girls in Tech/Facebook meetup. Here, some of the best:

 On mistakes:

"Acknowledge your mistakes and you’ll be fine."

"It’s not about making a mistake - it’s about how you handle it."

"The sky is going to fall at some point. The key is how you handle the post-mortem." 

On mentorship:

"Find someone who has your best interest in mind - that’s a true mentor."

Don’t be shy. People want to help you.

Meet with your mentors/members of your network regularly.

Choose your mentor wisely.

Have at least one or two awesome geeks in your network of mentors.

On who she hires:

What blogs do they follow? What is their favorite news source? Does this person have a natural curiosity for what’s happening?

Can this person learn fast?

People don’t necessarily need to have a tech background- but they should have communication skills, be a team player, and most importantly they should have common sense/strong problem solving skills.

And finally, these gems: 

"We [women] need to learn how to ask for things … Men never wait to ask."

“I didn’t become who I am by accident. I struggled through the whole journey.” 

Read more about the event here! Also, here are some tips for finding (and keeping) great mentors.