We all can learn from peoples’ experiences, especially those who are willing to share their advice. I talked to Jill Rowley, and extremely successful women, and she was more that enthusiastic to share her wisdom with me. Jill Rowley is a limited partner and fund advisor at Stage 2 Capital and has spent time in management consulting, software sales, public speaking, and growth advisory at Marketo, Through her diverse career paths, she has learned to live by a pieces of career advice. She generously shared them with me, and now, I will share them with you.
· Your network is your net worth – build trusted relationships
· Get comfortable being uncomfortable
· Always be learning
· You don’t get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate
· I’m not here to do what’s been done, but what’s possible, modern, and right
· Don’t assume the negative
· Challenge assumptions and status quo
· Help others!! Give to give versus Giving to Get
· Title does not equal leadership
· If you can see it, you can be it.
· Be authentic – be uniquely you
· Allergic to average
· Reinvent and pivot
· Team over individual – it takes a village
· Equity creates wealth, income pays the bills
· More does not equal better
· Take calculated risks
· Failure isn’t the end
· You have to be visible to be valuable to others
· DON’T stay in your lane
Take her advice, interpret it in your own way, and try to follow it through your career.
Oh, you have to be careful of us elderly ones! You just never know! Never saw a sign like this one, but it isn’t a bad idea. We get pretty crazy. Hyacinthie Raddy Genovera