This mindset has proven its worth.
Look at you! You work in a supervisory capacity, so you did good!
But now the game has changed. You're going after a scarce commodity: a position in senior management.
"The advancement of women has been a focus of corporations for over 25 years, yet the ratio of women in top jobs has remained virtually unchanged in the past 10 years. In fact, in some major organizations, early progress has given way to a stall or decline."
Ivey Business Journal
You’ve worked hard to get to where you’re at. Now, it’s your turn to make the next leap in your career.
But higher management just keeps ignoring you. This must be so frustrating when you feel that, as a woman, you just can’t make it in the corporate world. This must be very frustrating.
What if I told you that you can turn everything that you feel is working against you into a turbo boost for your career? What if you could flip the script and turn your obstacles into advantages?
My book shows you how. It's called How to get past the gatekeeper.
You will learn scientifically proven tactics and strategies to conquer obstacles and use them to get what you want. And you will learn exactly what to do when feelings of doubt and uncertainty arise.
And it doesn’t stop there.
The Ally in your Corner is your safe haven.
The place for you to continue honing your skills and exchanging ideas and strategies with other high-achieving women. Together, you will get to the next level of career success.
Of course, your supervisor wants to help you improve. But he also bears the responsibility for the team, department or organization.
Your peers may go the extra mile to help you further your career. But helping you could cost them the pay raise or the promotion.
So, even if you join forces with others, the results may be disappointing.
You end up dealing with challenges alone, and not always successfully.
Also masterminds and accountability groups often disappoint.
You need proper feedback and support to get to where you want to be.
My name is Phaedra. I’m not a manager, let alone a senior manager. I don’t work in corporate (not anymore) and while there, never even attempted to climb the ladder. So you wonder why listen to her? Why should a career-oriented woman in the corporate world read my book? Or join this community?
At the beginning of your career, you had something to prove. Mainly if you had the professional skills to do what they hired you to do. The skills that would help you create value for the organization and would get you noticed enough to get that first promotion.
But as you rise in the organization, other skills come into play.
Like how to resonate with the people who have the power to make or break your career. And the discernment to know when and how to use these skills, especially when dealing with (unconscious) bias and stereotyping.
The intangible stuff we don’t talk about but is a substantial part of what you need to get to the next level.
I’ve practiced them. I’ve studied them. And now I'd love to teach you how to use them to your advantage.
A book for two
What you have is clarity.
Before you hadn’t noticed how women professionals, especially those in higher management, made conflicting statements, while ignoring the genuine challenges women face. You will now have a clear vision of what the real challenges are and what you can do to combat them.
What you have is a buddy and the support of other career-focused women who will continue to be part of your journey.
You can bounce ideas off each other, compare strategies, give each other a leg up, hone your persuasion skills, network. You’re not alone anymore, you have allies.
What you have is a plan specific to your situation.
You know where the gatekeepers are in your organisation. What your ‘superpower’ is and how to use it to gain more influence in and outside your organization. Influence that you can use to climb the corporate ladder.
You become a better leader, who knows her worth, while remaining true to herself.
And that’s more important than anything else, whether you get a promotion or not.
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