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"Success doesn't come without the help of others," said Ruth Sutcliffe (senior director of international fragrance development, Coty), as she accepted Women in Flavor and Fragrance Commerce's Annual Award. This year's record-breaking annual dinner boasted more than 700 attendees. In her comments, Sutcliffe repeatedly discussed the importance of mentorship in her career: the myriad influences and inspirations she has received in her 25-year-plus career. "Success is about focus, perspective and perseverance," she said. "I love this business."
Sutcliffe highlighted one key lesson that she learned from one of her mentors: "If you have a big idea, a great idea, you have to write it down and follow through with it. We need to make sure we write those dreams down and live them out. When I get up every morning I know that I want to do the best that I can at my job, give 100-plus-percent, and when I go home I'm going to give that much to my family."