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Are You Getting the Credit You Deserve at Work?

Are you getting the credit you deserve at work? Research shows that women get less credit for a project whenthey’re working with men. Have you found this to be the case in your experience? I’m all about owning your space and playing big so let’s talk strategy. There are a couple strategic ways you can […]

Are you getting the credit you deserve at work?

Research shows that women get less credit for a project when
they’re working with men. Have you found this to be the case in your experience?

I’m all about owning your space and playing big so let’s talk strategy. There are a couple strategic ways you can make sure you’re getting the credit you deserve in the workplace and in meetings. Here are my suggestions:

1) When you walk into the room, drop the shy girl narrative and instead pick a chair that’s in the flow of the conversation, or even the head of the table, especially if you’re one of the co-leads.

2) Be aware of the volume of your voice depending on the size of the room. It’s important that you’re being heard, literally, SPEAK UP.

3) Make sure your voice gets out there in the first 1/3 of the meeting so that you can not only be heard, but can also participate in setting the direction of the meeting.

4) Last and trickiest, insert one of your accomplishments into a conversation with a higher-up. This can be hard to do with finesse (you’re trying to avoid being braggy), but if you want to make sure that you keep climbing in your career, it is something that you have to learn to do well.

Example: “The new site launched successfully this week and we’re getting great feedback from our audience! To get extra eyes on our work, I was able to secure syndication partnership with XYZ Magazine, which has brought in additional traffic.”

See what I did there? I gave a progress update while simultaneously highlighting exactly how I contributed and it didn’t sound sleazy or gross.

Alright it’s your turn, how have you advocated for yourself in the past at work? How have you made sure you received the credit you deserve?

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