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From media mogul Oprah Winfrey, to IBM chairman Ginni Rometty, to General Motors CEO Mary Barra, it’s clear women have made progress over the years on some executive fronts. Still, we have a long way to go to get more businesswomen to take the career risks needed to ascend to managerial, directorial, and C-suite roles. 

COVID-19’s ongoing disruption has offered business professionals a huge opportunity to show their creative problem-solving skills. This moment should be one for women from all backgrounds to lead the charge equally with their male counterparts. But let’s face it, women and especially women of color have had to work harder and smarter to get ahead, and still do. 

As a woman, a wife, and a mother, I’ve been able to navigate a career in the mortgage industry from loss mitigation services, to investor, to a service provider, climbing the corporate ladder at nearly every juncture. These moves have taken me from my home state of California to Texas and to Virginia, and the new jobs I’ve been offered typically entailed more risk than comfort. 

With that in mind, I’m proud of the risks I’ve taken, and want to encourage all women to take more chances in …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Strategy


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