Give yourself the permission to want what you want.
The trend is that most Black women who get into top leadership positions only get there in their late 40s and in later years. Younger women in their 20s and 30s who are ambitious are often told that they are still young, they should be patient.
However, research shows that if an employee has not been promoted in the first 10 years of their careers, they are unlikely to ever be.
There’s a lot of value in experience. I’m more confident now that I am in my early 40s than I was in my 20s. There is a evidence that when one is older, they tend to be more level headed than younger people.
However, as the saying goes: ‘youth is wasted on the young’. There is a lot of power and value that comes from being younger.
You have the energy, you are still teachable and you still believe you can change the world, you haven’t lived long enough to be cynical and distrust everyone.
Don’t listen to anyone that tells you that you should wait. Find out what skills and support you need to get to the next level of leadership, income and impact and go for it.
Everyone has to do something for the first time. Every CEO had to be a CEO for the first time. Every seasoned leader, had to lead through a global pandemic for the first time.
Never let anyone convince you that you are not ready, we live in the knowledge economy. Everything you need to know is literally on your fingertips. All the support you need can be accessed without leaving the chair that you might be seated on right now.
There are a number of professions like coaching, mentoring, therapy, etc that exists just to support you to win at life. Give yourself permission to be ready now.
Are you a Black Woman in the Workplace who feels called to the next level of leadership, income and impact?
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