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Sarah Thomas
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Sarah Thomas,
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8/31/2015 | 12:37:53 PM
Re: Be your own champion.
Absolutely. It's good to have long and short-term goals, but also the flexibility to diverge and the willingness/boldness/openness to take advantage of opportunities that arise whether they lead you to your original goal or a new one.
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mendyk,
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8/31/2015 | 12:35:02 PM
Re: Be your own champion.
A 10-year plan is fine -- as long as you revise it at least once a year. Life is full of surprises that can play havoc with best-laid plans regardless of gender.
Sarah Thomas
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Sarah Thomas,
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8/31/2015 | 12:03:41 PM
Be your own champion.
Barbara has a lot of great advice, and what she said about being bold, looking after yourself and having a 10-year plan is so important. My dad's experiences in big corporations with standard review processes and raises every six months are no longer the norm. We can't expect others to talk us up or promote us (although good sponsors would help!). We have to self-promote, stay on top of our careers and carve our own path. This might not come naturally to a lot of people, women and men alike, but more so the former, but -- at least in my experience -- it's necessary for everyone. 


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