Andrea Jung, right, visits the U.S. State Department for an awards program in 2010, along with Reese Witherspoon, left..

Andrea Jung, the chairman and chief executive of Avon Products, did not start at the top and she reminds women that they can achieve success wherever they are. “Bloom where you’re planted,” Jung told Fortune magazine. “And follow your compass, not your clock.” No wonder she was chosen one of Fortune‘s Most Powerful Women in partnership with Yahoo. Jung, a single mother of two, adds this bit of perspective: “You can’t, in my experience, necessarily have it all in one day,” she says. “But you’ve got to make those choices.” Listen to her advice in this video:

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