The New York Times recently asked readers to share advice for young women in the workplace. More than 500 responses followed, with insights ranging from how to be a leader and taking risks to negotiating salary and finding mentors. Some highlights:
- Strive to be the person that people count on.
- Don’t just sit at the table; talk at the table! Make it a point to contribute at least once in every meeting you attend.
- To stand out and excel, especially as a woman in the business world, you need to lead.
- Keep track of your accomplishments. Don’t brush them off; write them down and add them to your working résumé.
- Stop apologizing. Women say they are sorry far too much for things they had no control over.
- Never think of yourself as a woman first, but as a competent and capable individual who can get the job done just as well as your co-workers.