Strategic Human Capital Insights

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

Image of a succesful casual business woman using laptop during meetingAs you may know, I recently co-authored the book, β€œThe Female Factor: A Confidence Guide for Women.” The 3-part chapter of the book entitled, β€œSpanning 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 

β€œI 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, β€œThe 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. 

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Topics: Women in Business

Posted by Joanne Flynn

Joanne Flynn

Joanne T. Flynn heads up the human capital advisory group, Phoenix Strategic Performance, Inc. Previously, she was a Managing Director with Phoenix Group International and was Vice President / Director of Global Learning and Development at Goldman, Sachs for nine years. Joanne works with organizations as they face global growth and competitive challenges. She works with her clients to be both externally focused and internally responsive. With her unique background, she aligns competitive strategic efforts with related internal organizational leadership challenges. With the benefit of her career-long focus, Joanne contributes the unique insight of aligning strategy to internal organizational structure and process. She focuses on human capital relative to strategic initiatives, accelerated business growth, value creation, and business development. Joanne holds a Master of Arts degree in Business Management from the University of Oklahoma. In addition, she holds a double degree major in History and German from St. Elizabeth University, as well as certificates from a variety of leading universities and professional training and development organizations. Joanne has recently published her latest book, Accelerating Business Success, The Human Asset Management Strategy.

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