Name: Rula Jebreal
Job: Journalist; anchorwoman; author of novel-turned-film Miral.
Office Essentials: I tend to go for feminine but practical dresses.
Style Ethos: For TV, your look is as important as the preparation of each show. At 33, I was the youngest anchorwoman in Italy to have a political TV program. I wanted everyone to take me seriously, listen to the content, and not be distracted by my look. Since then, I've become more confident and traded black suits for light, delicate dresses.
Dress, $1,745, Dolce & Gabbana; (877) 70-DGUSA. Shoes, $590, Casadei; neimanmarcus.com for similar styles.
"I am mindful to wear business attire that trends as classic — think Ralph Lauren or Armani."
Name: Alia Varsano
Job: Vice president, corporate development of Nourish Capital; board member of the nonprofit Indego Africa.
Office Essentials: A tailored pantsuit; a great pair of heels; an Indego Africa bracelet.
Style Ethos: My professional style at Nourish Capital is often conservative yet chic. My nonprofit work allows me to wear more relaxed pieces like jeans, a crisp white shirt, and colorful tie-dye scarves — the look is strong yet feminine.
Jacket, $2,200, top (with attached scarf), $1,640, pants, $990, Salvatore Ferragamo; (800) 628-8916 for stores. Necklace, $365, Theodora & Callum; theodoraandcallum.com. Rose-gold ring, $250, Elizabeth and James; nordstrom.com. Silver ring, $225, Elizabeth and James; bloomingdales.com.