Women make up half the global population. A century after U.S. women won the right to vote and several decades after sweeping federal reforms designed to create a level playing field in public life, it’s a travesty that they occupy just a small fraction of corporate and institutional leadership positions.
A single blog post won’t solve the entrenched forces and shameful legacies impeding true gender equality. It can highlight the very real, very impressive achievements of women in the communications industry, arguably the most equitable of the major professions. Here’s a look at what it takes to succeed in the communications business — straight from the mouths (or deeds) of the industry’s top women leaders.
For those who abhor change of any kind, I believe there are an equal number of us who want to challenge the status quo, to move quickly and to leap ahead. Some of us might finish people's sentences. We click "send" before we re-read our email and tap our foot while the microwave works. We have two speeds: full speed ahead and stop.
Recognize yourself in that description?
In the business world, receiving a helping hand can spur success, inspire achievement and create lasting relationships. For Camille Cassin, a helping hand is often the difference between despair and hope. Ms. Cassin, Executive Director of the Turning Point Pregnancy Resource Center, has helped hundreds of San Diego-area women in crisis pregnancies – and the journey to her current role exemplifies Turning Point’s core principles of faith, determination and trust.
The catch 22 of growing up is that you don’t know what you don’t know. You need experience to get the job, but you can’t get experience without a job! Enter the age of the internship. No matter what field you’re passionate about, there’s an opportunity to work (for free) in exchange for invaluable knowledge, expanding your network, and hopefully getting some school credit.
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