Does Saying Yes Help Your Career?

Does Saying Yes Help Your Career?

My recent post on the pros and cons of being the “go to person” addresses how agreeing to take on everyone’s work can damage your career advancement. When you are the “go to person”, you can find yourself both overwhelmed and most importantly, labeled and stereotyped...
6 Positive Trends Lead To More Women On Corporate Boards

6 Positive Trends Lead To More Women On Corporate Boards

The latest census from Catalyst indicates that women now hold 19.2% of S&P board seats. Although these numbers are disappointing, Catalyst President and CEO Deborah Gillis is optimistic according to her recent interview for Washington Post. Recent trends point to...

How Savvy Are You About Office Politics?

Playing politics in the workplace is not about gossip, backstabbing, or opportunism. Instead, savvy women in business know how to network and with whom. They also understand how decisions are made in their organizations, and they have learned to use these political...
The Pros and Cons of Being The “Go to Person”

The Pros and Cons of Being The “Go to Person”

When you work really hard, it’s wonderful to get recognition. Sometimes, that recognition comes in the form of more work and more projects without benefit or financial reward. Have you ever been in the situation where you have volunteered to do something extra, found...