I recently taught a seminar on "Shameless Self-Promotion" for women professionals. In my research, I've found that men are more comfortable sharing their accomplishments than women are And that's what self-promotion is all about - sharing your accomplishments and success stories.
BRAG is not a four-letter word
I LOVED this post by Karen Deis at Mortgage Girlfriends about a recent incident where she shared an impressive accomplishment, but was accused of "bragging" by a female reader.
“B-r-a-g” is NOT a 4-letter word!I recently posted a comment my Facebook page that I was proud of the fact that during the month of June, my Twitter posts were re-tweeted 917 times.But, my “pride bubble” burst when I got a private message (in so many words) telling me to “quit bragging”. It was from a woman (who I don’t know personally).Then I noticed something.
She shares a story of top female execs who chose to sit on the side during a major meeting rather than sitting at the main table.
Take these wise women's advice and ask for a seat at the table, and brag, in a good way, about the difference you make in the world.