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What is it about powerful women leaders that make others want to sabotage, dismiss or fight against them?
"How do I say 'no thanks' to a promotion without removing myself from consideration for other opportunities?"
Coaching professional women for the past eight years, and as a former corporate vice president myself, I’ve witnessed first-hand the communication challenges that block women from being heard, appreciated, respected, valued and promoted.
I swear, columnists are getting on my very last nerve. I would pull my hair out if it weren’t too short for me to grab. Once, while I was waiting to get my hair cut, I read yet another list telling me what women of color need to have or do to progress in corporate America.
"What advice do you for a young woman who wants to be well positioned for a career — not just a job — in retail?"
"Women promoted to executive roles at my company seem to do little to sponsor other women. Why is that?"
Being intentional about what you want to accomplish is essential for anyone seeking leadership, but in my experience it can play out differently for women than for men.
We often hear of companies that talk the diversity and inclusion talk, but fail to walk the walk. Workplace change won’t happen if the people at the top are not "inclusionist” leaders who create cultures where people love to do their best work and customers love to do business.
Have you ever wondered if playing the game of office politics is necessary to be successful?
I can’t wait for women of color to become, you know, women. Currently, we are very clear when we refer to non-white women.