Women Work Your Connections

Imagine that I’m strapping you into the pilot’s seat of a 747 right this second. I expect you to fly and land the plane safely with no instructions, no experience, no co-pilot (auto or otherwise), and no radio to contact with the tower. How does that feel? How successful do you think you’ll be? For women, being told we need to work our connections to better business and professional advantage—to advance ourselves and our causes—feels an awful lot like putting our buns in that pilot’s seat. Go on gals, take that solo-flight. You’re educated. After all, you have a graduate degree in, say, psychology so why can’t you smoothly pilot this (business) plane? Why is it so critical that we women get much better at working our connections? Connections become relationships, relationships equate to success: sales, promotions, new opportunities, more champions and alliances, and growth-to-results that we really want. What I (Unfortunately) Hear Women Say I have so many conversations with creative, talented, sharp-as-whip women where a “connections” issue flared up. During these conversations, here are the types of things I most frequently hear: The Self-Doubter: “I know, I should … [Read more...]

Calling All Fearless Females: Spotlight on YOU!

Fearless Females... One of my goals for 2015: spotlighting & advancing women through a monthly “Fearless Females Forum” feature blog post, a showcase for inspiring women who found the courage to meet their calling, solve a problem, overcome odds, or take a road less traveled. Wish I could take credit for this idea, but like most great ideas it is inspired by someone else’s work: Ann Quasman at Woman Talk Live. Last year, the amazing Ann shined a spotlight on me in her WomenTalkLive5: Meet Jone Bosworth. I absolutely love how Ann lifts women’s voices and stories out in this powerful way. (Hats off Ann—hope you feel that imitation is the greatest form of flattery, my friend!) On December 8th, the terrific Traci Johnstone allowed me to post her story to test out this Fearless Females Forum concept. Traci’s story got an incredible response on social media, inspiring hundreds: Tarnish to Triumph: Traci Johnstone. (Many thanks, Traci, you're fearless!) You don't have to be a CEO. You may not even consider yourself "fearless." But YOU have a story to tell and guidance to offer too. Want some inspiration? Here are links to the first Fearless Females features through … [Read more...]

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