At our recent Women Taking Charge Workshop, we discussed how to be better advocates on behalf of each other as professional peers. Listed below are a few great ideas if you want to find value and opportunity through other people…..in partnerships, alliances and advocates.
What an “Advocate” is: Supreme advocacy is developing relationships with others who “get you” and who will publicly, consistently and pro-actively support you and your goals in business.
Small Steps of Trust: It takes time, patience and nurturing to build trusted advocates among other professional peers. Start with small steps of support……as that will lead to more levels of support that produce bigger and bigger results.
What Do You Want?: The biggest issue for professional women is to communicate how your advocates and champions can support you. We can’t step up without knowing specifically what you need….what you want…..and how you’d like professional support to show up.
Be clear……be consistent……be selective……and ASK! If you don’t ASK, you don’t get! Get it?!
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As the CEO and Co-Founder of Connected Women of Influence, Michelle Bergquist is a passionate advocate for women in business. At Connected Women of Influence, we believe that more women need to lead in business and everything we do is center-focused on designing platforms, programs, connections and collaborative opportunities for professional women to prosper, succeed and lead the way in business today!