Thursday, May 23, 2013
A recent media theme is that women can’t “have it all.” Business executive Joan Solotar disagrees. Here is her advice for young women:
You don't need to "know it all" on day one.
Get comfortable with being uncomfortable.
You have no idea where your career will lead you longer-term so think of it in smaller, manageable stages.
Speak twice as loudly as you think you need to.
Be prepared. Practice.
Find that person who believes in you — and then listen to them, even if you don't like what they're saying.
Draw lines in the sand. Know what it is you absolutely won't give up and stick to it.
You will frequently feel like you are not giving your 100% best anywhere — either at home, at work, with friends, with other outside interests. I feel like this all the time — and it's okay.
Pay it forward and good things happen.
Be ready — for anything.
These are just the headline. You can read more here at the Harvard Business Review blog..