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Which of the following best describes you today? 

     A. You feel ambitious and determined to step up in your career.
     B. You want a promotion, but you’re unsure how to get one in today’s economy.
     C. You’re tapped out and just looking forward to the holidays to enjoy a breather. 

Whatever is true, expressing your needs and perspective is likely to help.

That’s why this National Career Development Month, we’re offering insights and inspiration that we hope speak to you — wherever you’re at. They’re all about making yourself heard, which is good for career advancement and self-care.
For those who want to get down to it and search for a new job, we invite you to check out our Ask the Recruiter series — featuring helpful tips from experts at Deloitte, Takeda, Liberty Mutual, Sanofi, and Bristol Myers Squibb.
With warm wishes for a happy, healthy, restful Thanksgiving.  
Lisa B. 
Portrait of Marlee MatlinMarlee Matlin’s Advice on How to Make Your Voice Heard

“I am not shy. I know what I need. I know what I don’t need. And I know I am a woman who happens to be deaf, happens to work in Hollywood, and has the same hopes, dreams, and desires as anyone. No one can stop me from achieving what I want. …You have to be aggressive. You have to! Show them that you are a person who wants things just like anyone else.” Read more.

Marlee Matlin, an Academy Award-winning actress, and deaf and disability activist
Portrait of Ximena VengoecheaHow Better Listening Skills Can Help You Learn, Advance — and Be Heard! 

“We often think that we have expressed a need clearly. So, for example, we say to our boss, ‘Oh, I have so much work on my plate.’ For us, that means, ‘Please take something off our plate.’ But our manager hears that as she’s busy, but she’s handling it. … So to the extent that you can clarify, so the other person doesn’t have to do quite as much detective work, that will be useful for having your voice and your own needs heard and met.” Listen to the conversation on our podcast, Women Amplified.

Ximena Vengoechea, researcher and author of Listen Like You Mean It: Reclaiming the Lost Art of True Connection
Celine MartinThree Ways to Cultivate Executive Presence 
“We know that the most effective teams today are very diverse, so don’t shy away from your core, which makes you unique. Instead, reflect on what you’re bringing and play at full force. There’s a good reason why you’re here. People expect to hear from you if you’re invited to a meeting, people expect to hear from you.” Read more.
Celine Martin, Company Group Chairman, Cardiovascular & Specialty Solutions Group, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices
Laysha WardGood Reads

Target’s Laysha Ward shares tips on maintaining a growth mindset during times of change. Read it here.
Want to Plan More Reconnection in the New Year?

The California Conference for Women returns this Women's History Month with online and in-person events!
  • March 2, 2023: Conference Anywhere — a new & improved virtual event, featuring Misty Copeland, Naomi Osaka, and many more fantastic speakers!
Join us online as we present an inspiring and informative program to help your team hit the ground running in 1Q23. Learn more.
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