Women with Influence
"Always do more than what is expected of you. That is noticed, and if you are in a good organization, you will be rewarded."
"I don't know that I ever really thought a lot about advancing my career; instead, I thought, "What can I do next? What else can I learn? How might I contribute to the University and the community in new or better ways?"
"Never underestimate your potential to make a difference in areas of importance, in areas that matter."
"Develop the necessary skills and experience. Talk with a mentor. Get feedback about your approach. Change direction if you need to. Become part of a larger group of influences and especially inspired doers."
"Don't be afraid to dive in, roll up your sleeves, and work hard. Most important, always be humble and remember that every person in your organization makes a unique contribution."
"Embrace being a woman in the workplace and use all of those special qualities we have as women: reconcilers, mediators, team players, healers, nurturers."
"It's important not to be shy when it comes to taking on new opportunities and/or challenges. You don't have to know everything."
"Take every opportunity you can to practice and demonstrate leadership. All of your life experience builds who you are, so take advantage of the opportunities you are given."
"Don't worry about what others are doing. Focus on your values and what's right for you. Listen to your head and heart."
"Find a small group of experience mentors and surround yourself with authentic individuals that are supportive of your efforts and will tell you the truth."
"Seek leadership roles at the earliest possible opportunity and do not be afraid of embracing the multiple dimensions of your lives."