Show Your Worth: 8 Intentional Strategies for Women to Emerge as Leaders at Work

Show Your Worth: 8 Intentional Strategies for Women to Emerge as Leaders at Work

by Shelmina Abji
Show Your Worth: 8 Intentional Strategies for Women to Emerge as Leaders at Work

Show Your Worth: 8 Intentional Strategies for Women to Emerge as Leaders at Work

by Shelmina Abji


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A proven blueprint to accelerate career success and fast track into leadership roles — especially for women who are underrepresented in their fields.

If you're a woman, especially a woman of color, you know this already: You face unique challenges and obstacles as you work to scale the corporate ladder. From not seeing other faces in the room that look like you to dealing with the stereotypes and (often unconscious) biases in the workplace, you may know what to do to succeed, but not how to get it done in this environment. Show Your Worth shows you how.

In pages that are both inspirational and practical, Shelmina Babai Abji speaks directly to professional women—especially women of color—about how the power of being intentional and strategic can help transform the headwinds you face into much-needed tailwinds.

Show Your Worth takes you on a deep dive into the 8 Intentional Strategies that will help you achieve success, including:

  • Success: Define what success means to you
  • Attention: Develop your Personal Success Plan
  • Work/Life Balance: Achieve work-life balance in our disrupted world
  • Value Creation: Overcome fear, find your voice, and contribute at your maximum capacity
  • Growth: Seek relevant and meaningful growth
  • Relationships: Connect meaningfully with first-line managers, peers, mentors, and sponsors
  • Leadership Branding: Build and preserve your reputation as a leader
  • Promotions: Be strategic about earning a promotion

These Intentional Strategies are imperative for women whose confidence can be chipped away daily when they're overlooked because of negative stereotypes and biases due to differences in race, socio-economic, cultural, or academic backgrounds. Through Abji's personal experiences and the inspiring stories of other successful women who have applied these strategies in their own lives, you will come to deeply understand just how important your voice is and know that your unique value makes you a force in any room.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781264269242
Publisher: McGraw Hill LLC
Publication date: 06/14/2022
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 103,675
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Shelmina Abji is a TEDx speaker, advisory board member of the United Nation’s Girl Up alliance and former V.P. at IBM. She started her career as a software developer and then moved into sales and sales leadership, becoming one of the highest-ranking women of color at IBM, where she received extensive leadership training at IBM, Harvard University, and UCLA. As a global empowerment speaker, Abji has addressed attendees from companies that include Google, Microsoft, Edward Jones, and Affinity.

Table of Contents

Foreword Rodney Adkins ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction xvii

1 Intentional Success 1

2 Intentional Attention 29

3 Intentional Work-Life Balance 55

4 Intentional Value Creation 85

5 Intentional Growth 117

6 Intentional Relationships 143

7 Intentional Leadership Branding 181

8 Intentional Promotion 207

Epilogue: Intentionally Pay it Forward and Lift Other Women 239

Index 245

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