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Everyone’s heard about the concept of a glass ceiling that prevents more women from advancing to the highest levels of business and government.
As women advance their careers, a coveted promotion often brings with it the immediate challenge of leading a team of people who, until that moment, were peers. The challenge: acting and accepting yourself as "the boss” so that your colleagues will too, experts say.
"I am a mid-level manager and working mom. With young children at home, I'm not sure I want to aggressively pursue a promotion that would require more travel, but I don't want to close doors to future opportunities. Do you have any advice?"
"I am the only woman of color on my team. During discussions I am sometimes asked to 'speak for all women' or all women of color. How can I address this without devaluing my insights and contributions to the team?"
Executive presence is the magnetic force that compels others to listen and act. The lack of it can hold you back professionally. But what is it, exactly?