Many women often perceive self-promotion as synonymous with bragging about their accomplishments, causing them to shy away from it.

Let me uncover a secret: self-promotion can be achieved fastest when you use your voice with confidence to express your ideas, thoughts, and opinions.

In other words, each time you speak up, you have the opportunity to promote yourself indirectly.

Whether it’s a 1:1 meeting with your manager, a team gathering, or a session with senior leaders, every interaction presents a chance for you to contribute, add value, and share your strategic ideas and exhibit critical thinking.

And – when you discover your authentic leadership voice and communicate with gravitas, competence, and warmth (i.e. the infamous executive presence,) you will be noticed. Your voice and ideas will propel you into the spotlight you deserve.

Unfortunately, lack of Emotional Intelligence and negative self-talk often hinder women from speaking up with executive presence. Reacting defensively, over-explaining, holding back from speaking up, speaking too fast — the potential pitfalls are numerous.

In our leadership accelerator program, Elevate, we address and eliminate these obstacles, equipping you with the right skills to communicate as a leader.

If you are ready to take the next step in your professional journey, we have one spot available for a woman to join Elevate. If interested, send us a message, and we will schedule an initial chat to determine if it’s the right fit for you.

In the meantime, make use of your voice this week at work.

Your ideas and perspectives matter, and by speaking up, you can make a significant impact.

Remember, self-promotion is not just about showcasing your achievements. It comes naturally when you decide to put yourself out there, be generous with your ideas, contribute to the greater cause and make an impact.