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Women Lead

Career Perspectives from Workplace Leaders

Tracey Wilen-Daugenti, Courtney L. Vien and Caroline Molina-Ray

Women are taking the lead in today’s workforce. They hold half of America’s jobs, 51% of supervisory and managerial positions, and nearly 60% of all college degrees. A woman starts a business in the U.S. every 60 seconds. Without women, the U.S. economy would be 25% smaller than it is today.
Women Lead is an in-depth examination of women’s role in today’s workplace. Drawing on interviews with nearly 200 women leaders, and survey responses from more than 3000 male and female managers, the book explains 21st-century career trends and provides practical advice to help women excel in the new world of work. Readers will discover facts, figures, and real-life stories about leadership, education, and career planning, and learn how women are using negotiation, networking, and other collaborative practices to lead their organizations into the future.
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10. Mentoring and Networking: Make Your Connections Work for You

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Mentoring and Networking

Make Your Connections Work for You

The career cliché “It’s not what you know; it’s who you know” gains new significance in the social media age. Personal and professional connections are not the only keys to career success, but they can have a powerful multiplier effect on your work-related knowledge and career options. Today, professional competence and relational skills go hand in hand—and women leaders demonstrate both to their advantage.

Mentors: To Get Ahead, Have Someone in Your Corner

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