I was very pleased to be featured on the Business2Community site in support of American Business Women’s Day, as one of several female executives sharing the advice they would give their teenage selves. I thought I would re-post my comments here and you can view the full article here.
I would tell my teenage self; make sure you speak up. Your biggest mistakes will come when you stay quiet, thinking a chance will be given to you or your hard work will be recognised without you bringing it to someone’s attention. Speaking up will actually make people like you more, not less so go for it. Take every opportunity that comes your way and put the extra effort in to make your own. You are going to carve out a career that you love but it will be from your own work, instincts and leadership, so get started as soon as possible.