5 Ways to Keep It (Professionally) Gangsta at Work

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He surrounded himself with good advisors. In corporate-speak these are your mentors and sponsors. Interested, high-level professionals who respectively advise you and advocate for you in advancing your career. Despite disparities between men and women in rate of promotion and salary a 2010 Catalyst survey called Mentoring: Necessary But Insufficient for Advancement, cited that women with a mentor increased their odds of being placed at mid-manager or above by 56% over women without a mentor and women who had mentors at the top got promoted at the same rate as men who had mentors at the top.

He surrounded himself with good advisors. In corporate-speak these are your mentors and sponsors. Interested,…

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