Despite how far we’ve come, we all know that women are still nowhere near equal to men in the workplace – on everything from compensation to seats in the C-Suite or at the Board table. If we want to address this imbalance, my work over the past five years with Dean Sally Blount and the wonderful team at the Kellogg School of Management, suggests the key is to keep more women in the talent pipeline and moving ahead throughout the key Pivot Points™ where they are most likely to otherwise end up in the slow lane or even the off ramp, maybe permanently.
These career Pivot Points™ are: The Launch (getting onto an upward career trajectory right from the start), The Midcareer Marathon (juggling career advancement and family demands) and The Executive Transition (making it into the C-Suite and Board Room).
While many resources cover a few of these career stumbling blocks, we’re tackling them all – from how to navigate the three career Pivot Points™ to the top 10 career “mistakes” women often make – things like not negotiating for what we really want to not taking enough smart risks to not asking for help, at home and at work.
Why are we doing this? Because we believe that if you are capable, committed and focused, you can achieve your goals – you just might need a little help from those who’ve “been there” and “done that” before you. So we’re making it easy for you to get the support you need, whenever and wherever you want, on the issues that matter most. And we’re providing it from real women who despite failures, flaws and setbacks, became some of the most successful women in the world and now want to help others do the same.
I guarantee you that if you’re an ambitious woman, looking to get ahead, on your own terms, throughout your career, we’ve got something of value for you. So, check out our podcasts and blogs and let us know what you think. We’re dedicated to helping you build the career and life of your dreams.