Session: SHOW YOUR WORTH to scale new heights in your career
When we don’t see others in the room that look like us, when we don’t see anyone in the leadership ranks that look like us and when we deal with negative stereotypes as well as gender biases ( bothe conscious and unconscious), it is easy to underestimate our worth and opt out of the leadership pipeline.
I will discuss how you can show your worth and scale new heights in your career.
I will share Intentional strategies from my upcoming book, Show Your Worth : 8 Intentional Strategies for Women to Emerge as Leaders at work.
The strategies will ensure
1. You become essential to your organization
2. You don’t give your power away to negative stereotypes and biases
3. You step outside your comfort zone to grow your competence and confidence.
- Become essential to the success of your organization by intentionally creating unique value
- Intentionally grow your competence and confidence to increase your future value contribution
- Dismantle and grow from every barrier you face - internal or external
- Become known as a leader
- Never give your power away to anyone or any circumstance.
Shelmina’ passion and purpose is to help women transform their careers and emerge as leaders at work.
She is the author of Show Your Worth: 8 Intentional Strategies for Women to Emerge as Leaders at work.
She is a board member, former IBM V.P., an angel investor and a distinguished alumni.
Shelmina comes from a small town in Tanzania which did not have education past 10th grade. Driven by her desire to lift herself and her family out of poverty, she was first in her family to graduate college.
When she started her career, there was no one in the room that looked like her. She was afraid to speak up in meetings and underestimated her worth.
There was no books written for women like her to achieve career success.
She discovered a blueprint that transformed her career and enabled her to become one of the highest ranking woman of color at IBM while raising her two children as a single mother since they were 4 and 2.
She started her career as a Software Engineer and then moved to Sales and sales leadership. She has led global teams and various businesses in multiple sectors. She has delivered over $1B in revenues annually and has consistently maintained high client satisfaction as well as team morale. She was a decision-maker in hiring and promoting hundreds of professionals.
At the peak of her career, she left IBM to share her blueprint to help other women transform their careers and emerge as leaders.
Through mentoring thousands of women, speaking at corporations, colleges, and conferences globally, she realized that women are still struggling with the same challenges she faced during her career. They are desperately looking for ways to achieve career success.
They inspired her to write a book. Her ultimate goal is to create gender equality in leadership roles.
Shelmina has degrees in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse, and Mathematics from Wadia College in Pune, India. As part of IBM’s top talent, she received extensive leadership training at IBM and Harvard.
Shelmina serves on the advisory board of Girl Up, a global leadership development initiative positioning girls to be leaders in the movement for gender equality. She previously served on the board of TiE-Seattle, Bellevue College, and Young Women Empowered.