Hello again internets: It took a good book to bring me back to my blog. I just finished Who Says It's a Man's World: The Girls' Guide to Corporate Domination written by @Emily Bennington. I am currently an Associate Vice President at Wells Fargo, where I work as a Relationship Manager for the Asset-Based Lending division. I'm happy with my job, and I've moved up quickly in the past 10 years with my company, but it never hurts to learn more.
I enjoyed Emily's book. She divides her book into easy to tackle sections, with each ending in an Action Plan to help the reader improve in the areas discussed. While I'm happy to say I already follow some of the steps, there were many more that I plan to add to my workday and career path.
Her main areas of focus were to discuss why women are emotional, to not bring sexy back (use your brain, not your boobs ladies), networking, and team harmony.
Emily included many anecdotes from career women, both executives and people still working up the corporate ladder. One of the most important lessons I took from the book is to get your name known in your company, especially if it's a large organization spread across the country/globe. She discusses the difference between having a mentor (someone who trains you) and having a sponsor (someone who champions you). Your champion talks about you to other executives and keeps you moving up the corporate ladder by bringing you opportunities.
For women in any area of their career, I recommend reading this book. I'm looking forward to catching up on Ms. Bennington's other novels and putting her tools to work for me!