I specialize in helping women succeed and thrive in their workplaces and and coaching them on interacting with colleagues; my book on this topic is “Now What Do I Say?” Practical Workplace Advice For Younger Women, available as a paperback or ebook from Amazon (both US and international sites) and as an iBook. If you’d like to discuss my consulting and speaking on this topic, please contact me.
Here are some posts with advice for women, especially those earlier in their careers:
- apply for the job!
- impostor syndrome is like rain in Seattle
- good intentions: irrelevant, unknowable nonsense
- how to have a good 1×1 with your boss
- what to do after a bad 1×1 with your (generally good) boss
- 1x1s with a problematic boss
- boss vs. mentor – what’s the difference?
- how to escalate a problem
- “not my circus, not my monkeys”: sidestepping drama
- for mothers of young children looking for (paycheck) work
- update your professional contacts
- what younger women can do to help their organization hire more women
- telling our stories and writing our histories is part of our jobs
- how men can help women in the workplace
- vote (and how it affects you in the workplace)
I offer free downloadable tools to help women in the workplace:
- a guide to removing self-defeating language from their writing (“I’m sorry to ask this question, but I really just think that…”)
- a guide for keeping track of what they do on the job, to aid them in writing their performance evaluations
- For managers interested in making sure they evaluate men and women employees on the same terms, I offer this tool to check the language they use in their evaluations. They will also benefit from the reading list on unconscious bias.
Here are some good resources for you as your career and life progress:
- payscale.com is an excellent place to go for salary information, useful for both employees and for employers. Other similar services include salary.com and glassdoor.com
- slideshare.net, recently absorbed by LinkedIn, features slide decks on every topic imaginable, and it’s very valuable for learning how others are presenting their work
- getyourshittogether.org is an exceptional public service. Put together by a woman whose husband died suddenly, leaving her with two kids and horrified at the basic planning and organization they had not done. Free! Good templates and checklists
- here’s a suggested reading list to help you build great workplaces (and thrive in not-so-great ones)
- here’s good, data-rich reads on unconscious bias
Here’s a list of good reads for girls of all ages who like STEM subjects and for the adults who love them.