I attended a panel discussion hosted by The YWCA and Benedictine University entitled Women in the Workplace – Overcoming Obstacles and Getting to the C-Suite. Awesome panel.
On the subject of promotability, Tanesha Pittman, executive director of the Women’s Institute at Benedictine University said we have to T.H.R.I.V.E.
T enacity. Hold fast to your goals.
H umility. In your successes, be humble.
R esilience. Be able to bounce back from setbacks
I nnovation. Explore new ideas; come up with a new, more efficient methods.
V ision. Have a clear plan.
E xpand. Never stop gowing.
Ms. Pittman also advised to network with those who can benefit you. Following these canons will give you the upperhand in your persuit to the C-suite.
One more thing to remember, from Polished Professional Image’s canons, is a quote from designer Kenneth Cole – “Dress the part, unless you don’t want it.”