Taking Charge of Your Career

  • 4h 38s
  • Harvard Business Review
  • Gildan Media
  • 2023

A purposeful career path starts with you.

As a woman, navigating your career path can be challenging. At times you're faced with lack of support, unconscious bias and negative assumptions, disruptive career pauses, and more. So how can you get beyond these obstacles and progress your career in a way that is meaningful and fulfilling?

Taking Charge of Your Career helps listeners navigate the tricky territory of charting a rewarding career path. Whether you're new to the workforce, reentering after a pause, or trying to find your way through a midcareer slump, you'll find research, advice, and practical tips to help you move forward.

This book will inspire you to: decide what a meaningful career looks like to you, align yourself with the right supporters and mentors, approach hard decisions with confidence, navigate difficult transitions, and be your own biggest advocate.

About the Author

Harvard Business Review is the leading destination for smart management thinking. Through its flagship magazine, 12 international licensed editions, books from Harvard Business Review Press, and digital content and tools published on HBR.org, Harvard Business Review provides professionals around the world with rigorous insights and best practices to lead themselves and their organizations more effectively and to make a positive impact.

In this Audiobook

  • Introduction: Charting Your Path
  • Chapter 1 - How to Build a career You Won’t Hate by Michelle Gibbings
  • Chapter 2 - Four Questions to Help Women Navigate the Second Half of Their Careers by Palena Neale
  • Chapter 3 - Finding a Job When You Don’t Know What You Want to Do Next by Mimi Aboubaker
  • Chapter 4 - Going Out on Your Own A conversation with Stacey Abrams and Lara Hodgson
  • Chapter 5 - What to Do When You Don’t Feel Valued at Work by Rebecca Knight
  • Chapter 6 - Early Career Advice We Could All Benefit From A conversation with Paige Cohen
  • Chapter 7 - How to Ask for the Job Title You Deserve by Rebecca Knight
  • Chapter 8 - Get Comfortable Playing Office Politics by Lisa Zigarmi, Julie Diamond, and Lesli Mones
  • Chapter 9 - Are You Taking On Too Many Non-Promotable Tasks? By Linda Babcock, Brenda Peyser, Lise Vesterlund, and Laurie R. Weingart
  • Chapter 10 - When Being Indispensable Backfires by Mita Mallick
  • Chapter 11 - Start Building Meaningful Connections by Jenny Fernandez and Luis Velasquez
  • Chapter 12 - How to Find a Mentor by Janet T. Phan
  • Chapter 13 - Build Chemistry with Your Mentor by Janice Omadeke
  • Chapter 14 - Network with People Outside Your Industry by Dorie Clark
  • Chapter 15 - Take Time Off Between Jobs by Rebecca Zucker
  • Chapter 16 - When You Need Time Off for Health Reasons, A conversation with Edwards
  • Chapter 17 - Returning to the Workforce After Being a Caregiver by Rebecca Zucker
  • Chapter 18 - A Detour Doesn’t Have to Compromise Your Goals by Dorie Clark
  • Chapter 19 - When a Major Life Change Upends Your Sense of self by Madeline Toubiana, Trish Ruebottom and Luciana Turchick Hakak
  • Chapter 20 - Learn to Get Better at Transitions by Avivah Wittenberg-Cox