The needs and expectations for women in business have grown enormously over the last few decades, but more motivation and change is needed for it to continue, according the the ideas shared by Susan McGalla at a recent event. Specifically, Ms. McGalla, known for her expertise in the different aspects of branding, marketing, operational efficiencies and similar industries, has three valuable pieces of information to pass along to the next generation of women looking toward the professional workplace.
Access As Much Higher Education As Possible
Ms. Mcgalla shared that education is the key to professional success. Although it may be inconvenient or expensive to continue in classes, women with more advanced degrees typically have better professional opportunities.
Instead of looking at school as an endless expense and challenge, she recommends investigating all of the different avenues for financial assistance for school. Accessing financial aid packages that are appropriate to the existing skill set is essential to long-term success and often requires extra time. The good news is, your investment is likely to pay off, over time.
Women Need To Believe In Themselves
Upon graduation, women are likely to feel confident and secure with their professional goals and expectations. Sadly, over time the influence of management can cause those important feelings to diminish by up to 60%, according to data shared by Ms. Mcgalla.
Therefore, it is essential to not only believe that you have the skills to make it, but also to surround yourself with people who share that belief. The desire for success can diminish if there is not adequate support for it.
You Are Unique And Should Ignore Glass Ceilings
The long-held belief about the alleged glass-ceiling and that few women make it past it has negatively impacted many women and other minorities over the years. Fortunately, Ms. McGalla has achieved success following some unique advice of her own…Forget the glass ceiling and ignore the prejudices that may be there.
Doing so was key to her success and she followed up with a final idea to aspiring business women to ignore stereotypes. Instead, she believes it is better to allow the quality of your work to make its own statement.
In conclusion, success at anything will take hard work and perseverance. However, it is important to remember that given the still unequal statistics pertaining to professional advancement for women, there is still a lot of room for improvement.