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The Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri: women building better communities.

Top tips from female business leaders!


The League is comprised of hundreds of amazing women and no matter how you slice it, we all want to improve and get ahead.

As you consider which next steps will help fuel your future, here are a few tips (okay, 10 tips) to consider from leaders like Christy Childers, Global Employer Brand Manager at Dropbox; Jane Claire Hervey, Founder of Boss Babes ATX; and Melissa Murphy, Founder of The Pitch Academy:

  1. Focus on your passion and ability, then align these with opportunity.
  2. Actively refer women to leadership opportunities.
  3. At professional happy hours, take that time to network.
  4. Develop a good handshake and use it.
  5. It may be awkward at first, but always ask for feedback.
  6. Scrape your social networks – online and in life – and remove any negative interactions.
  7. When you are the boss, be a positive and respectful example.
  8. Engineer your attitude; you are in charge of your outlook.
  9. Master the art of storytelling. A well-crafted and persuasive argument increases credibility, confidence, likeability and value.
  10. Get noticed. It’s not who you know, it’s who knows you.

Lastly, don’t forget to volunteer and use this time as an opportunity to learn and make connections. Knowing where you want to go and setting a plan to get there is key. Achieving success takes persistence, patience and stamina. Volunteering with organizations like the League can help you get where you want to go!

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This entry was posted on January 17, 2017 by in Community Impact.
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