I came across a blog with a title that made me naturally curious: “The Single Biggest Mistake I've Seen Women Make at Work.” I wasn’t sure what to prepare for, but was surprised to read that the single biggest mistake that women tend to make at work is not something they do; it’s something they don’t do enough: network. The blog’s author, Sallie Krawcheck, a former Wall Street CEO and founder of Ellevest, a financial services firm that targets women’s investment needs, believes that women who don’t network as much as their male and female peers bring this habit with them from school.
“I can’t tell you how many women I’ve spoken to who think that delivering a great project on time, ticking and tying the budget, landing the new client are the keys to success. In other words, getting an A. With a bit of prodding, they further tell me that they believe that if they keep their heads down and “get that A,” they will be given the next great project or be promoted or granted the raise. In other words, that they will be rewarded for a job well done.”
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