Habits: Monica Mitro, EVP of PR, Victoria's Secret

Monica Mitro, EVP of PR at Victoria's Secret, talks about her first PR job and mentor. She also divulges what's in her office drawer.

Morning ritual: Waking up late and trying to beat my previous day's record for the least amount of time it takes to get ready for work.

Required reading: The Huffington Post, The Daily Beast, The New York Times, Women's Wear Daily, People.com.

First PR job: I did public relations (and pretty much everything else) for a very small art organization called The Columbus Organization for Arts Resources (COAR) while going to college. I started COAR with two girlfriends and we published the first Arts Directory in Ohio.

Proudest career achievement: Executive producing the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

Most regrettable career moment: While I was interning during college, I spoke to a colleague about a job offer I'd received. It ended with him getting the position.

Favorite city to travel to for business: I'm always inspired by the architecture, culture, and fashion in Paris. Hands down, it is my favorite city in the entire world. The food is not bad, either!

Best career advice you've ever given: To get ahead, you have to take chances.

The first person you would call in a crisis: My husband, Nigel. Above all else, he has an extremely calming way about him. The two of us also laugh all the time.

Mentor: Ed Razek, the president and CMO of Limited, Inc. The two of us have worked together for more than 15 years and we have collaborated on some of the most exciting events of my entire career.

What would be your ideal job, if not in PR: I would be working with children in need.

Most distinct aspect of your personal office: I have an air purifier and a drawer that is filled with energy snacks. I just hate to be hungry.

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