Moe and Bonnie Marcus catch up to discuss how networking with power and intention can make all the difference in perception, reputation, and promotion.
How High-Achieving Women Get Ahead and Stay Ahead
In so many ways, this is the decade for women entrepreneurs and senior executives to leave their mark on the world. At no other time in history have we seen so many young women choose to build companies, champion social causes, and to make a run at the corner office. As a father to a 21-year old daughter, less than a year out of college, I couldn’t be happier to see a shift that will not only be historic, but one that will forever redefine the world of business.
“I remember being in Japan when Destiny’s Child put out ‘Independent Women,’ and women there were saying how proud they were to have their own jobs, their own independent thinking, their own goals. It made me feel so good, and I realized that one of my responsibilities was to inspire women in a deeper way.” Those words from Beyonce Knowles, a regular on the most powerful women in the world lists, typify the commitment that influential women are making to one another. For the past two decades, Bonnie Marcus has been on the forefront of this movement, empowering women to be more assertive, take greater risk, and to never be bashful to promote their success. Her latest book, The Politics of Promotion: How High-Achieving Women Get Ahead and Stay Ahead, she reminds women that every organization has a unique set of political dynamics, and unless they learn to adapt, they’re destined to be derailed. Here are the few questions we explore:
The DNA of women in charge
Where to spot workplace politics
How women in charge grow their confidence
The art and science of self-promotion
What’s the dialogue going on inside their head?
Why the difference between a mentor and a sponsor matters
- How do women get the most out of their executive coaches?