Getting Ahead As A Woman In The Workplace

There are countless women in the workforce who are bright, hardworking, and creative but are simply tired of trying to navigate the workplace challenges that come their way. If that describes you, don’t give up! You have something special to offer this world, and you can achieve your career dreams if you stay committed to your mission. Walking Through Life As Women offer these tips and resources as motivation to crush your goals:

Resolve to Pursue Your Dream

First of all, you need to be confident in yourself or no one else will be. And that requires you to have a clear idea of your goals and a plan that you can execute. 

  •       Determine exactly what your ultimate goals are (e.g., become a manager, become a CEO, start a business) to base your plan around.
  •       Identify your strengths so that you can harness them through each step of your journey.
  •       Don’t be afraid to take risks and be bold, whether that means saying yes to a new type of project or asking your boss for a raise.
  •       Go back to school for the degree you’ve always wanted, or for an advanced degree to accelerate your career. Flexible programs make this easy for working professionals. 

Use Your Time Wisely

Time is your most valuable commodity as a career woman, and you must learn to make the most of it if you want to get ahead.

  •       Consider waking up earlier in the morning for self-care and relaxing.
  •       Dedicate time to learning what steps you can take to advance your career; for example, you might research items like networking tips and how to write a great resume.
  •       Make the most of networking events by remaining available and personal to the professionals around you.

Take Care of Your Health and Wellbeing

Finally, building a career can be stressful. Make sure you are practicing self-care and paying attention to your health and wellbeing in the process.

  •       Make time for regular exercise, whether it’s running, HIIT, yoga, or any other type of physical activity.
  •       Prepare healthy meals and snacks that you can grab from the fridge on extra-busy days.
  •       Create a bedtime routine that helps you get at least seven hours of sleep each night.
  •       Take regular breaks throughout the workday, and find a relaxing hobby that you can look forward to outside of work.

It’s no secret that the workplace presents unique challenges for women. The key is to make a clear-eyed plan, stay vigilant in pursuing your goals, make the most of your time, and foster your health and wellbeing along the way. Then, you’ll position yourself as an unstoppable force on your way to success!

The Walking Through Life As Women blog creates a path for women (young and old) to express their lives as women through their experiences and knowledge. From this experience and knowledge, we hope to empower other women, especially our younger generation. Reach out to us today!

By Elena Stewart

(elena.stewart@elenastewart.com)

 

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