This post shares some career advice for women from female CEOs. Women are underrepresented in leadership positions. Therefore, I think it’s great to support more women in climbing up the corporate ranks.
You might be surprised to know that Financial Samurai’s CEO is a woman. My wife! She’s been the CEO since I started this site in 2009. I had to give the reigns to her because I was still working at the time.
Career Advice For Women
I discuss a lot about women’s issues because I love women and desire to understand half the population as much as possible. I love my mother, I want my sister to flourish in her career, and I want my future daughter to have as equal a playing field as possible for succeeding. Although you might tilt your head in bewilderment when I write some of my relationship posts, I can assure you that my main intent is to make people question why things are the way they are for a better future.
Here’s a nice infographic I found that shares information on gender wages, family, which countries employ the most female CEOs, and advice from women in leadership positions. One of the interesting takeaways from my “Median Net Worth Has Gone Nowhere” post is that one of the ways modern families maintain their standard of living despite facing great cost inflation is by having fewer kids than previous generations.
The reason why I entitled this post, “Advice from Female CEOs” is because advice is timeless. Please spend time listening to people who’ve been there before in order to minimize disappointment and maximize luck. The one underlying message I see from the infographic is that it’s important for women to BELIEVE they have every right to be a leader as well. If you don’t believe in yourself, others won’t believe in you either.
Hopefully you appreciate this career advice for women from other women. My daughter was born in 2019 and I’m hopeful she will grow up to do great things!
Recommendation For Leaving A Job
If you want to leave a job you no longer enjoy, I negotiating a severance instead of quitting. If you negotiate a severance like I did back in 2012, you not only get a severance check, but potentially subsidized healthcare, deferred compensation, and worker training. Since you got laid off, you’re also eligible for up to 27 weeks of unemployment benefits. Having a financial runway is huge during your transition period.
Conversely, if you quit your job you get nothing. Check out, How To Engineer Your Layoff: Make A Small Fortune By Saying Goodbye, on how to negotiate a severance.
I first published the book in 2012 and have since expanded it to 200 pages from 100 pages in the latest edition thanks to tremendous reader feedback and successful case studies. There is no other book out there in the world.
Both my wife and I negotiated six-figure severance packages so we could leave our finance jobs behind and be free!
Start your own business/website: If you feel you’re not getting paid what you’re worth and want to boost your income, start your own business online on the side! It used to cost a fortune and a lot of employees to start your business. Now you can start it for next to nothing with a hosting company like Bluehost for under $4/month and they’ll give you a free domain for a year to boot.
Brand yourself online, connect with like-minded people, find new consulting gigs, and potentially make a good amount of income online one day by selling your product or recommending other great products. Not a day goes by where I’m not thankful for starting Financial Samurai in 2009. Here’s my step-by-step guide to for how to start your own website like mine in under 30 minutes.