Women desire to differentiate themselves through making an impact with their ideas. There are innate character traits women have keeping them from speaking up. Gia Ganesh is a career strategist who helps mid-career professionals discover and move into meaningful and fulfilling work.
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In addition to her role as a career strategist, Gia is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council, and her career advice has appeared in Forbes, CareerBuilder, and Lifehack. The basis for our discussion comes from her article,
- Here are some highlights from our discussion:
- Gia shares how passionate she is about career development for women
- We discuss the issue of men and women handle emotions
- Although men take longer to react, when they do, it’s more forceful
- How does emotion matter in his or her career trajectory
- Interviews are much more pressure and questions demand more energy
- More scrutiny required as the process has lengthened
- Preparation is essential for interviews at all levels including the entry level
- Gia challenges her clients to map out want they want in their careers
- When your values are unfulfilled, your career might be unfulfilled
- Speaking up is a differentiating factor for women
- Around 20:00 as I was wrapping up she shared about women are most hard on themselves
- She discussed her take-a-way from talking with Marshall Goldsmith
- This sparked more discussion about how unfair expectations are put on women from men
- We discuss “perfectionists syndrome”
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