We all know that in many industries, women don’t have it as equal as men. But in some fields, women are a minority, and it can be challenging navigating male-dominated waters. But it’s not impossible. LearnVest.Com CEO Alexa von Tobel offers a few tips via Glamour.com on how to overcome the challenge and come out a winner:
Focus on your work, not your gender. When it comes down to it, it doesn’t matter who are you or where you come from. “Don’t focus on being a woman in a male-dominated industry—focus on working harder and smarter. Put in that extra effort to prepare, to come up with great ideas, to be the best you can be at your job,” von Tobel says.
When everyone zigs, you have to zag. Remember that it’s OK to be different and to think outside the box when it comes to your work. “That’s a great path to success, so if everything is being safe, be bold,” says von Tobel. Take it from me—I dropped out of Harvard Business School during the recession!”