In the latest of our ‘Top Reads’ ahead of the Women in Leadership Forum in Barcelona on 5 October, Bonnie Marcus examines how women can take control of their own ambition. Marcus believes that these tips can help all of us to avoid the ‘societal norms and expectations around gender’ which often hold women back.
Along with standard advice such as creating a strategic career plan, Marcus notes that women have to let go of the idea that work performance alone will get you ahead. She provides seven thought-provoking tips for women to boost their own ambition.
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Knowledge workers, employees with technical expertise and high-level executives alike can benefit from training to grasp the nascent tech. Across industries, businesses are laying out plans to train employees to use generative AI and AI tools effectively.
There also needs to be an understanding of the toll that caring takes on the mental, and sometimes physical, health of the individual. The constant mental burden of ensuring that both children and the elderly are cared for needs to be recognised by managers, followed by an honest discussion with employees about how best to manage and support it.
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