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Developing Women Leaders: Video Interview
Organizations succeed when their people succeed. That’s the belief behind Marcia Mueller’s leadership development philosophy. She is an expert in solving business problems through people development, with a keen focus on developing women leaders.
In this video interview with Lauren Herring (Founder of Take Control of Your Career), Marcia explores universal themes for diversifying your leadership pipeline and developing women leaders. “The level of commitment to building inclusive work environments has grown exponentially in the past few years,” she areas. “Our clients are focused on how to effectively advance all talent, including women.”
Marcia believes that talent is wasted in your organization if you allow barriers to advancement for female talent. Sometimes, the biggest hurdle is getting women into the first level of leadership. Coaching can accelerate the process. “In our Women in Leadership program, 30% of the program participants get promoted during the course of the program or soon after,” Marcie shares. Leveraging a proven model, this program is targeted toward developing women leaders by addressing sponsorship, executive presence, and business acumen – all important in overcoming gender bias in the workplace.
And if you are a women looking to level up in your career, Marcie shares 4 top tips for you, too:
- Understand how you are perceived by others. This is a key driver to your future success.
- Make your direct leader and manager your partner. Career advancement is a team sport and your manager is the #1 person who connects you to opportunities.
- Find a mentor and a sponsor, beyond your manager.
- Remember that you own your career. Be specific about what you want to do, find clarity on what your next goal is, and take control of how you achieve it.