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Being overlooked for a promotion is an all-too-familiar situation for many women in the workplace.
We show up day in and day out, do our jobs well, and consistently overdeliver—and sometimes even pick up the slack for coworkers. Yet, time and time again, we find ourselves being passed up while trying to climb the corporate ladder.
If this sounds like you, you’re not alone.
But there is a way to get on your own path to promotion and finally get recognized and compensated for your hard work, expertise, and dedication.
It’s Not You—It’s Corporate America
Corporate America is not set up to support, recognize, or reward women for their labor.
A 2020 study by McKinsey and LeanIn found that even though women want and ask for promotions at the same rate as men, they’re less likely to get promoted. (“Entry-level women are 18% less likely to be promoted than their male peers,” the study found.)
Black women have an especially harder time getting recognized for their work.
“For every 100 men promoted to manager, only 85 women were promoted,” the study reported, “and this gap was even larger for some women: only 58 Black women and 71 Latinas were promoted.”
We’re also less likely to have interaction with senior management and less likely to believe our managers support us, The Undefeated reported.
All of that (not to mention the countless microaggressions) fosters a sense of imposter syndrome that Corporate America does nothing to ease.
Creating a Path to Promotion
Career strategist and consultant Lee Crockett, MBA sees this all the time in her work. In fact, she lived it. The beginning of her career was all about trying to hard work her way into a promotion.
“I thought that if I kept my head down and worked hard, opportunities would come my way. I was wrong!” she says.
Lee spent years in “the same role with no movement on the horizon,” she explains.
“I was seeing people with less experience than me move up the ranks to positions two and three levels above me,” she recalls.
It was then that she realized navigating the corporate world is a game and she needed to start playing differently in order to win.
Once she was able to crack the code as to who was getting promoted and why, Lee applied it to her own career. Within a year, she got a promotion. Since creating her system, Lee has been promoted several times and tripled her salary.
“It felt great to get more responsibilities and a bigger paycheck,” Lee says, “but the best feeling was feeling in control of my career and knowing that I bring serious and undeniable value to the table. The confidence that comes out of the process is invaluable.”
Now she’s sharing that code with other high-achieving women who have been passed over for promotion through her Path to Promotion program.
What Path to Promotion Can Do For Your Career
Path to Promotion provides women who have been overlooked or passed over for promotions with the tools and resources they need to advocate for themselves and get the title and compensation they’ve earned.
The six-month-long “transformative experience” focuses on helping women “fast track their promotions, overcome imposter syndrome, and take control of their careers.”
Lee takes the place of that mentor / sponsor so many Black women don’t have in their corner, and guides you through how to play the game in the corporate world. The program is a mix of one-on-one sessions and group coaching with women who are also learning how to navigate the murky waters of corporate America and entrepreneurship.
Path to Promotion participants will come away with the following:
- Improved time management skills to help you increase your day-to-day efficiency.
- A plan to increase your visibility and exposure within your network – they can’t promote you if they don’t know you exist.
- Negotiation strategies to help you get the pay you deserve as no one benefits from lowball offers.
If you want to level up at work and reach and exceed your career goals, be sure to set up a Breakthrough Session discovery call with Lee. Lee is offering people who learn about her program through mater mea a 20% off discount, so mention that in the call.
It’s time to stop watching everyone else move up the corporate ladder, and time for you to start taking control of your career. Lee and Path to Promotion can help!