In part, I attribute my success to the fact that I had great opportunities and great champions along the way, but I also worked to develop skills that I saw were necessary for a seat in the corner office. I want to share some of the knowledge I gained along the way, in hopes that it will help women who aspire to be CEOs or high-level executives.
We all need to be more vocal so that we don't stand for the slippery slope of misogyny or sexism. Unacceptable behavior needs to be called out, not only by the victim of it but also by anyone else who's aware of it.
Even though there are a few ways you can try and accelerate the process, it takes time to build credit. Credit cards can be one of the best ways to do so, and if you commit to using them properly, it can be worth the time you spend strategizing.
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