Category Archives: Career Advancement for Women

14 Ways Black Female Executives Can Address Microaggressions In The Workplace

Strategies for Black Female Executives to Address Microaggressions in the Workplace

Combatting racial microaggressions at work for Black female executives may involve specific challenges and strategies tailored to their unique position in the organization.  Here are some steps that can help combat racial microaggressions for Black female executives: Remember that change often takes time, and persistence is critical. By using your position and influence, you can […]

Strategic Planning for Career Success

Get the insights and advice needed to develop an actionable career plan that aligns with your aspirations. Learn how strategic planning can help maximize your professional growth, no matter what stage of executive development you are in.

Building a Strong Support System for Black Women Executives

As women of color, Black women have faced countless obstacles to leadership and decision-making roles in their respective fields, including navigating systemic discrimination and microaggressions. One of the critical factors that can make all the difference in enhancing professional development and growth is building a solid support system of allies, mentors, sponsors, coaches, and managers. […]

3 Keys to Elevating Your Career

There are three crucial components to elevating your career: While some strategies are more general and apply to successful development for any leader, such as building your network or having a mentor, there are nuances to being a Black Woman that many leadership programs do not highlight, and they are rarely taught or shared professionally. Ensuring you […]

Building Confidence & Executive Presence for Black Female Leaders

Developing confidence and executive presence can be a challenging task for Black female leaders. To take control of your leadership journey, it’s important to build the right skills and strategies that will help you feel confident in yourself, your team, and the decisions you make. Here are some tips for building confidence and presence: 1. Define […]

Power Up: Unlock Your Networking Potential

Building a network involves creating and nurturing relationships with people who can provide support, guidance, and opportunities in your personal and professional life. Here are some steps that can help you build your network: Identify your goals: What do you want to achieve, and who can help you get there? Make a list of the people […]

7 Keys to Advancement – The SASSy Model

Mastermind for black women Leaders

There are four key strategies to career advancement. They are: In order to get where you want to go, you have to be SASSy. Since publishing my latest book, Leading On Purpose: The Black Woman’s Guide To Shattering The Glass Ceiling, I’ve had opportunities to speak to different groups about the ideas I share in the […]

4 Keys to Advancement – The SASSy Model

There are four key strategies to career advancement. They are: Professional and business savvy  Accountability and support Clear goals and an actionable strategy In order to get where you want to go, you have to be SASSy. Since publishing my latest book, Leading On Purpose: The Black Woman’s Guide To Shattering The Glass Ceiling, I’ve had opportunities to speak […]

What’s Keeping Women from Succeeding in Their Careers – Part 2

In a previous post, What’s Keeping Women from Succeeding in their Careers – Part 1 I shared that two barriers keep women from advancing their careers. They are: lack of support and lack of know-how. Today I’m going to discuss the lack of know-how. While bias plays a significant role in blocking women from the positions their […]