L&D In Action: Winning Strategies from Learning Leaders
The Power Quotient: Empowering Women to Show Their Worth and Rise into Leadership Positions
November 7, 2023
Still today, if you fill a room with 10 software developers, there’s a good chance that 9 of them will be men. In the technology industry–and in a handful of particular roles inside and outside of tech–women are vastly under-represented. Women of color even moreso. But by now, it’s also common knowledge that a more diverse workforce is more capable of innovation and creative problem-solving. So, how do we ensure that women not only move into lucrative, historically male-dominated roles, but also end up in leadership positions?
Shelmina Babai Abji broke many barriers when she rose through the ranks at IBM, ultimately achieving the title of Director of Sales and overseeing $1 Billion in annual revenue. Along the way, there were many instances where she was the only woman in the room. Her humble beginnings motivated her not only to achieve highly but to pass on her lessons to other women hoping to find the same success. In this week’s episode, she describes how women can advance their careers and become leaders through intentionality and by delivering unique value.

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