1. Ask – If there is a big project you want to work on, ask to be part of it. Many times women wait to be asked to join. Don’t wait. Let leadership know that you are interested in participating. Many times you will be welcomed.
2. Find a mentor – Think of those who have given you good advice and who work outside your department. The next time they offer you advice, open a conversation about an informal mentorship.
3. Be your own advocate – Ensure that your role in the projects are known.
4. Network with other women – Female leaders beget other female leaders.
5. Be supportive – Support all your colleagues when you can.
CITE: Grinshpan, D. (March/April 2013). Rising to the Top Jobs. Excellence in Government. Government Executive.