Michelle Bergquist, co-founder of Connected Women of Influence, hosts a regular online radio show that focuses on Women Leaders. Prior to starting Connected Women of Influence, Michelle spent many years in the banking industry and has now become a nationally recognized author, award-winning entrepreneur, lively moderator and engaging, professional speaker.
I had the pleasure of being interviewed recently by Ms. Bergquist to talk about some of the strategies women in technology can implement to be more strategic about their career. During the interview we talk about how to make the changes necessary to truly pursue and successfully accomplish the career you desire. Over the last few years I have met with hundreds of impactful women in technology and in other industries and found a few strategies that the most successful women have adopted.
They start with a plan. This is where I am and this is where I want to go. What can I do to move the needle from one place to another.
You have to start by determining:
- What do you want to do next?
- What relevance do you have in the role you want to achieve?
- Who are the people who are already where you want to be?
We need to recognize the fact that our own self-doubt can keep us from reaching our desired goals. Our self-doubt can hinder us from moving from where we are to where we want to be. We need to recognize what is real and true versus the “shoulds” of what our negative internal voice says.
One key way is to examine some of our past successes and realize that past performance truly does indicate our future success. As we make a list of all of the things we have learned, overcome, and accomplished each item on the list should start to quiet the voice of self-doubt and help encourage you to take the steps necessary to move toward your desired career.
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JJ DiGeronimo — the president of Tech Savvy Women — is a speaker, author, and thought leader for women in tech and girls and STEM. Through her work, JJ empowers professional women and consults with senior executives on strategies to retain and attract women in technology to increase thought and leadership diversity within organizations.
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