Power Women: How to Succeed in a Male-Dominated Field
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

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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!”

Read more at Glamour.com…

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.


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