Seize Your Opportunity

Across nearly every industry, men outrank women at the highest levels of career advancement. Today’s guest has learned first hand how women can make intentional choices and fight harder to kill it in their careers.

Sally Hubbard went from practicing and teaching law to investigative journalism to creating a movement where women celebrate each other’s successes. She currently works as a journalist for The Capital Forum and serves as the founder and host of Women Killing It: a podcast dedicated to how powerful women got where they are today, and what they wish they knew sooner. The result is “mentorship by podcast – women helping women unleash their superpowers at work.”

Follow along as Sally shares the professional trends and differences across genders that she’s witnessed from her peers, plus tips for how you, too, can become a woman who’s killing it.

In This Episode

  • The different ways men and women approach career advancement
  • The importance of women seeing other women succeed
  • How age and experience can transform your career
  • Steps to help you kill it in your career
  • Why women need to prioritize networking

Quotes in This Episode

“The other big thing that I think doesn’t work for women in any field was that tendency of women to put their head down and think, ‘I’m gonna work really hard, and my hard work will be rewarded,’ without taking affirmative steps to make sure that your handwork is noticed and recognized and that you’re making the necessary contacts and connections to get your career to the next level.” —Sally Hubbard

“We already have a lot of responsibilities between home and work, so most women are walking around in a constant state of overwhelm, and the idea of affirmatively looking for more work that doesn’t pay might seem not worth it. But I think it really is worth it. It really is important, and it’s important for other women to see those women out there as experts.” —Sally Hubbard

“If you actually take that time to step away and imagine your ideal life, it’s going to save you a lot of time because there’s nothing that’s more wasteful of time than racing and racing toward a life you don’t want, right?” —Sally Hubbard

“Possibility is actually just a belief, right? Our own minds and our own limits on what we believe are possible really constrains us.” —Sally Hubbard

“You will hear a lot of no’s before you get to the yes. That was a skill that I had to develop, kind of a thicker skin. I’ve realized that developing that skill of being able to handle the no’s—not let it slow me down, move on, and keep trying—is just a very valuable skill for anything.” —Sally Hubbard

Resources

Sally Hubbard | Women Killing It | Women Worldwide with Deirdre BreakenridgeWomen Killing It
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