In the past decade there has been substantial conversation about the need to increase the number of senior positions for women in business and on Boards. Yet, there is still much work to be done as my guest this week, Donny Walford said, “it’s lonely at the top for men, but it’s even lonelier for women as there’s just not enough of us”.
Donny Walford is the founder of DW Bottom Line Transition Strategists™ and DW Behind Closed Doors®. She has an enviable record of success working with boards, executive, senior management and business owners across industry, government and the not-for-profit sector.
In today’s episode of Be The Drop, Donny discusses the critical importance for women to invest in themselves, we talk about the value of networking to achieve career advancement, plus Donny shares her top tips on how to leverage the best results from networking.
“Networking is about commonality. Find common ground and nurture it.”
Listen now to the full episode to hear Donny’s tips to advance your career:
In this episode with Donny Walford, you will learn:
- It’s hard to get into seniors executive roles, and even being there is tougher
- Why Donny created a professional development networking group for women in business
- How to build a national networking group
- Networking requires on-going commitment you need to build it, then maintain it
- Why you should invest in your professional development
- Why you need to ‘play the game’ in business – as a male or female
- The need to be resilient and persistent to stay in business
“It’s a long walk around the golf course. Lots of business can get done.”
If you want more information on How to Be Successful In Business, check out this interview with entrepreneurial success Matthew Michalewicz – it will help you set and achieve your goals.
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