Show Your Worth: 8 Intentional Strategies for Women to Emerge as Leaders at Work

  • 4h 19m
  • Shelmina Babai Abji
  • McGraw-Hill
  • 2022

Foreword by Rodney Adkins, Former Senior Vice President at IBM, Chairman at Avnet, and Board Member at PayPal, UPS, and Grainger

Delivering must-have tools to harness the power of intention and strategy to achieve career success—tailor-made for women who are underrepresented in their fields.

Whether you’re just starting out in the working world or a seasoned veteran, Show Your Worth is an incredible resource and a compelling blueprint for women looking to advance their own careers.—Chris Nassetta, CEO, Hilton

If you're a woman, especially a woman of color, you know this already: You face unique challenges and obstacles as you work to scale the corporate ladder. From not seeing other faces in the room that look like you to dealing with the stereotypes and (often unconscious) biases in the workplace, you may know what to do to succeed, but not how to get it done in this environment. Show Your Worth shows you how.

In pages that are both inspirational and practical, Shelmina Babai Abji speaks directly to professional women—especially women of color—about how the power of being intentional and strategic can help transform the headwinds you face into much-needed tailwinds.

Show Your Worth takes you on a deep dive into the 8 Intentional Strategies that will help you achieve success, including:

  • Success: Define what success means to you
  • Attention: Develop your Personal Success Plan
  • Work/Life Balance: Achieve work-life balance in our disrupted world
  • Value Creation: Overcome fear, find your voice, and contribute at your maximum capacity
  • Growth: Seek relevant and meaningful growth
  • Relationships: Connect meaningfully with first-line managers, peers, mentors, and sponsors
  • Leadership Branding: Build and preserve your reputation as a leader
  • Promotions: Be strategic about earning a promotion

These Intentional Strategies are imperative for women whose confidence can be chipped away daily when they're overlooked because of negative stereotypes and biases due to differences in race, socio-economic, cultural, or academic backgrounds. Through Abji's personal experiences and the inspiring stories of other successful women who have applied these strategies in their own lives, you will come to deeply understand just how important your voice is and know that your unique value makes you a force in any room.

About the Author

Shelmina Abji is a TEDx speaker, advisory board member of the United Nation’s Girl Up program and former V.P. at Microsoft Global Alliance. She started her career as a software developer and then moved into sales and sales leadership, becoming one of the highest-ranking women of color at IBM, where she received extensive leadership training at IBM, Harvard University, and UCLA. As a global empowerment speaker, Abji has addressed attendees from companies that include Google, Microsoft, Edward Jones, and Affinity.

In this Book

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Intentional Success
  • Intentional Attention
  • Intentional Work-Life Balance
  • Intentional Value Creation
  • Intentional Growth
  • Intentional Relationships
  • Intentional Leadership Branding
  • Intentional Promotion
  • Epilogue—Intentionally Pay it Forward and Lift Other Women