There were two significant learning goals shared across nearly all of the women:
- What will it take to unstick from where I am and to move to the next level - including re-branding myself in the eyes of higher levels and external stakeholders.
- How to be more effective with change and innovation.
In more and more of our client organizations, the line of demarcation between the abundance of women in middle management and the absence of proportional numbers at the top is being defined as a transition from managing managers or managing clients or managing functions to managing the business. And, as I write in No Ceiling, No Walls and Make the Most of Mentoring - making that transition requires demonstrated business, strategic and financial acumen.
Other topics of interest to them were two that are most commonly associated with making the move from career-start to the middle. They were:
- Harmonizing work and life outside work.
- Strategies for finding my voice.
Susan Colantuono, CEO and Founder Leading Women
Author of No Ceiling, No Walls and Make the Most of Mentoring. Underway is her new book, Network! What corporate women need to know about strategic relationships and success
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