Secrets of Women Who Get Promoted
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Слайд 2By Jo Miller, CEO, Women’s Leadership Coaching,
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Слайд 3Are you capable of more than the
job you are doing today?
things you need to know about getting a promotion.
Here are 6
“Reinvent Opportunity: Looking Through a New Lens,”
Of those that asked, 65% said
37% had asked for a raise, promotion or job change.
Accenture surveyed 3,400 executives in 2011.
Слайд 6When people asked for a promotion…
the time, nothing happened.
asked for a promotion got new responsibilities instead.
5% of those who
10% got a new role, but not the one they asked for, and not a promotion.
42% got the role they asked for.
17% got a new role that was better than they hoped for.
59% of people who asked for a promotion got one!
- CBS News MoneyWatch, March 9, 2011
“Today’s Professional Woman,” LinkedIn, 2013.
75% of those
who asked got one.
women in 2013.
LinkedIn surveyed 954 professional
Слайд 8What’s the simplest way to get a
Ask for one.
Don’t underestimate your readiness
So, you’d like a
promotion. On a scale of 1 to
10, how capable are you of performing that job today?
Слайд 10Women will apply to a job when
they believe they meet
of the job requirements.
will apply if they think they meet just
of the requirements.
An internal study at HP found:
If you are 60% ready for the
— go for it.
Слайд 13—Donnell Green
Global Head of Talent Management and
at the wrong time (for example, when your boss is in bad mood or the person you're talking to is the wrong person.)
The right conversation can be held
It doesn't matter how good your request is if you do it at the wrong time. Timing is everything.
Слайд 14Timing is everything
Consider the corporate culture where
ask for a promotion?
When is the wrong time to
When is the right time to ask?
Make your request
Soon after she was promoted
to senior manager, a woman approached her
HR business partner, thanked her for the promotion, and said:
Слайд 16“I am interested in becoming a Principal.
Слайд 17The HR person replied “It takes two
years”. The woman said thank-you and returned
to her desk.
But later that day she thought “Hey, wait a minute!” and returned to speak to the HR partner again.
Слайд 18“What would you need me to achieve
in two years?”
one year and got her promotion.
She met the requirements in
Слайд 19Once you know the requirements and have
met them by 60% or more, it’s
time for the next step…
Слайд 20Make your request
I understand the role requires
a, b, c.
ideal candidate for this role because x, y, z.
I believe I am the
(check for their agreement)
What are the next steps to move forward?
(If you sense their hesitation) Is there any additional information you need, in order to consider me as the ideal person for the position?
Be judged by your potential not your
that despite their best efforts, women are often evaluated for promotions primarily on performance, while men are often promoted on potential.”
“Several diversity officers and experts told us
Unlocking the full potential of women in the US economy, McKinsey, 2011
Слайд 22There are, however, some ways to overcome
Be prepared to manage former peers
conversations with women who have been promoted,
managing former peers is frequently cited as the toughest challenge. In conversations with leaders and review of literature on the topic, I found three top suggestions:
Слайд 25—Senior Vice President,
“Think about this
before you are promoted, because what you
do today will impact your career in the future. Establish your character and integrity at the beginning of your career and remain consistent, and people will be able to picture you in that next role.”
Слайд 266 Secrets of Women
Who Get Promoted
Слайд 27Jo Miller, CEO
Women’s Leadership Coaching, Inc.
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Слайд 28Jo Miller, CEO
Women’s Leadership Coaching, Inc.
helping women break into leadership in industries
that have been traditionally considered 'a man's world', such as technology, finance and energy.
Delivers over 60 speaking presentations annually to audiences of up to 1,200 women for women’s conferences and corporate women’s initiatives.