Leaderly Quote: Self-promotion is self-preservation

With study after study showing that women are more apprehensive about discussing their general competence—let alone major accomplishments—this is something we need to do.

Whether you’ve landed a new client, settled a case, launched a product or won an award, consider some of the approaches in this article I wrote for Forbes as you fine-tune your own voice for talking about accomplishments.

Ultimately, self-promotion is…self-preservation.

How have you smartly self-promoted an accomplishment?

This article appeared in Forbes on May 23, 2014.

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Selena Rezvani

Selena Rezvani is a recognized consultant, speaker and author on women and leadership.  A seasoned human capital consultant, Selena uses workplace culture assessments to help corporate clients be more inclusive and welcoming to women.  She’s also the author of two leadership books targeted at professional women – Pushback: How Smart Women Ask—and Stand Up—for What They Want (Jossey-Bass, 2012) and The Next Generation of Women Leaders (Praeger, 2009). Selena has been featured in the LA Times, Oprah.com, Todayshow.com, Forbes, and wrote an award-winning column on women for The Washington Post.

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