Strategic Human Capital Insights

6 Strategies for Women in Business to Manage & Advance Their Careers

6/10/17 8:45 AM

womeninbusiness.jpegAs you may know, I recently co-authored the book, “The Female Factor: A Confidence Guide for Women.” The 3-part chapter of the book entitled, “Spanning Generations as We Journey Ahead,” focuses on the issues of women in the workforce over the past 50 years, looking at what has changed, what has not, and what women can do to move their careers forward.

I also want to share the work of our strategic partner, Elyse Flynn Meyer, Owner & Founder of Prism Global Marketing Solutions, also wrote a chapter for the same book that you may find beneficial. Her section of the book focuses on 6 key strategies she has found very helpful in managing her career, including ideas and personal stories specifically for early-stage women in business (1-10 years of experience). Download Your Copy of the Book Chapter.

The strategies discussed in the chapter are:

  • Always Keep Learning
  • Become an Expert in Your Field
  • Be Confident
  • Own the Room
  • Set Expectations
  • Take Accountability 

“I was compelled to be a co-author in this book because I feel that early-stage women in the workforce need to understand what to do early in their career to avoid challenges as they progress. By sharing my story, and specific actionable takeaways, I hope that individuals will continue their journey with confidence utilizing these strategies to manage their careers more effectively,” says Elyse Flynn Meyer.

The book, “The Female Factor: A Confidence Guide for Women,” is designed for women internationally to embrace their unique qualities such as: empathy, compassion, genuine leadership, listening skills, collaboration, and communication. The purpose is to provide women with the information they need to feel confident in both their professional and personal roles. Other co-authors of this book include: coaches, consultants, psychologists, educators, and business leaders. 

Download Your Copy of the Chapter

Topics: Women in Business

Posted by Joanne Flynn

Joanne Flynn

In 2014, Joanne Flynn founded Phoenix Strategic Performance, a strategic human capital advisory firm. Prior to this, Joanne was Vice President at Goldman Sachs for 10 years responsible for global learning and development. She then led the consulting practice of Phoenix Group International, a consulting firm specializing in global financial service. Joanne is now taking best practices from the people-intensive financial services industry and adapting those best practices to startup and growth businesses. She is a thought leader in the areas of strategic organizational alignment, organizational agility, human capital gap analysis, leadership challenges for the new workplace and transformation leadership.

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