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Women Of The C-Suite: Rebecca Bruce Of Walton On The Five Things You Need To Succeed As A C-Suite Senior Executive

Embrace being a woman. There is no need to view being a woman as a negative or something that will hold you back. Embrace it. Being a woman comes with its own set of skillsets and strengths that you should leverage and be proud of.

  1. There is no need to overcompensate. Over the years, I have worked with many women who were on opposite sides of the management spectrum. Women who acted like mothers at work, and women who acted like they had no feelings. There is no need to over-compensate or alter your personality. Be yourself and it’s okay to have emotions. Just be aware of how you act on those emotions.
  2. As a working mother, everyone will have an opinion about what you are doing and won’t be afraid to tell you. Ignore it. Follow YOUR path. Do what is right for you and your family. Only you know best.
  3. Actively seek out help. It doesn’t have to always be family and friends. Get help in the way of a chef, a caregiver, or someone to help with errands. Remember how much each hour of your time is worth and find time to help yourself focus.
  4. Keep your support system close. Your family and friends are important, but your most valuable network can be your colleagues. Find people that share your opinions, people you can trust and include them often. Pursue opinions that are different from yours and listen to good advice. Talking things out doesn’t make you weak, it often leads to better decision-making.

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