If you think CEOs didn’t have to endure frustrating career obstacles like yours, the anecdotes from top women CEOs shared here will surprise you, and maybe comfort you.
They also illustrate how to navigate them and various daily workplace dynamics and hazards that are the stepping stones on a corporate career path, especially as a woman.
You can learn many of them by listening to host Joan Michelson’s engaging interview with Joann Lublin, Wall Street Journal Management News Editor, who persuaded 52 remarkable women CEOs across industries to share their stories in her new book, “Earning It: Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World” (Harper Collins, 2016). These are stories you don’t normally hear.
- How to be “resilient” and “tough” with finesse and humor.
- How to get ahead when you feel invisible or taken for granted.
- Navigating gender bias, conscious or unconscious, so it doesn’t derail you.
- The power of self-talk.
- Building internal allies as a powerful tool for success.
- Asking for assignments and projects to demonstrate your expertise and value.
You’ll probably also want to listen to:
- Michele Wucker, thought leaders and author of “You Are What You Risk: The New Art & Science to Navigating an Uncertain World.”
- Angela Duckworth, Author of “Grit” on how passion and perseverance are more valuable than talent, whose TED Talk has been viewed over 21 million times.
- Telle Whitney, Former CEO of Anita Borg Institute for Women and Cofounder of the Grace Hopper Conferenc
- Jill Wine-Banks, Former Watergate Prosecutor, General Counsel, U.S. Army and Fortune 500 executive, Author, “The Watergate Girl”
Read Joan’s HuffPost blog about Joann’s book too here.
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