Not only the first woman to have her own opinion column in the Chicago Sun Times, one of America’s top newspapers, but Debra Pickett also managed to snag the role a few years after her undergrad. But Debra’s early success came from an important realization: Doing “good work” is not enough– there is a crucial aspect of self-promotion says award-winning television and print journalist. Debra explains how to authentically self-promote and to recognize your self-worth. In the rooms where decisions happen, her sense of self-worth represents not just her, but all the people who look like her and don’t have a spot in the room. Listen in to hear how you can harness the power of your purpose and discover the tips ceiling breakers have used to find success.
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Quotes We Keep In Mind
“I’ve been lucky enough to do that [break ceilings] a couple of times in my career.”
“You have that added responsibility for being at the top of your game and and delivering excellence, because it’s not just coming from me, but it’s coming from me, as a representative of someone who’s different from them.”
“You know that’s the life lesson: You’re not going to be number one at everything. But you can find something and you can find that track if you just dig into it.”
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