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.