The following is a list of good practices for proper women:
- Seek mentoring and also offer it.
- Visuale yourselve with power. Negotiate from a position of strength, and expect respect.
- Be open to change.
- Construct a personal agenda with a 5-year plan for your goal. Revise it regularly.
- Work for change in your organization, in terms of hiring and promotion.
- Information is power - acquire it and share it.
- Seek advice from other powerful and successful women.
- Balance your personal and professional life.
- Grab opportunities when they appear.
- Don't try to do it all alone. Get help from family, friends, colleagues...
- Never accept an answer of "no" without appealing to the next higher level in the organization.
- Never allow yourself to be victimized.
- Don't stereotype other women.
- Don't blame discrimination or bias for your troubles. Instead, try again, and try to do better.
- Help get promising young women into the network early.
- Work the system, understand your organization's practices and take advantage of them.
- Tactfully point out prejudices in the system. Most of them are subconscious, and co-workers may be surprised at the ways in which they discount the suggestions of women.
- Be yourself!