Habits & Hacks: Own Your Successes

Nov 30, 2020

Did you know that for every 100 men promoted or hired into a role as a first-time manager, only 72 women are promoted or hired? The imbalance is greater for women of color, with only 68 Latinas and 58 black women hired to managerial roles per 100 men.

A survey conducted by Lean In and McKinsey in 2019 revealed that women are not getting hired at the same scale, promoted at the same pace, nor paid at the same rate as men. 

While there are many institutional reasons for this gender gap that may not be in your control, here’s something that is - taking ownership of your successes!

In this episode, we share how you can demonstrate your impact, put yourself in a better position to be hired, promoted and compensated well, and stop being the best kept secret! 


[00:41] Hiring statistics
[01:52] Why achievements of women executives are less visible
[04:08] The struggle with promoting yourself
[08:44] Make your greatest hits list 


“When you finish a project, you must share your results with a little self-promotion to gain the necessary visibility to advance.” –  Monica Marquez

“Every accomplishment builds upon the previous one and amplifies your value to the world.” – Monica Marquez

“Your reputation allows other people to know how you can help them.” – Nikki Barua

About Nikki Barua:

Nikki Barua is a digital innovator, serial entrepreneur, author & speaker. Learn more at nikkibarua.com.

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About Monica Marquez:

Monica Marquez is an ex-Googler, diversity expert and senior corporate leader. Learn more at themonicamarquez.com.

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