* Enhancing Your Professional Brand *Investing in Your Network * Tapping Into Your Sponsors * Joining Boards *Aligning to Impactful Work After meeting with hundreds of experienced professional women and reading years of research, I was surprised to learn that I was not the only one looking for the best approaches to make my professional aspirations a reality. What I discovered is that many professional women aspire to increase their influence which can take on many titles and descriptions, but many often encounter a sea of obstacles both internally and externally that discourages their efforts and often diminishes their potential impact. As many of us know, securing the next position, a board seat or even starting a new initiative often requires women to enhance their relevance, elevate their brand, establish new sponsors and expand their network before they can align or in most cases be invited to participate. What I have learned is that successful women, who have increased their sphere of influence and impact, leverage specific strategies to maneuver the professional landscape. These strategies were not as available as I had hoped when I was moving along in my professional path, and it has become even more evident in my recent work that many women do not have access to specific strategies and people to help navigate the professional landscape. With more than 20 years’ experience in the tech industry, I am no stranger to navigating the twists and turns of moving from entry-level positions to leadership. In my new book Accelerate Your Impact: Action based Strategies to Pave Your Professional Path, I offer a playbook of action-based strategies that high impact women (and men) leverage to actively cultivate their desired professional paths. This book for professional women includes: Strategies for maneuvering the professional landscape to foster future opportunities Skills to minimize or even avoid common career pitfalls Tools to align your teams to the “right” work for your organization, customers, and career Opportunities to identify and tap into your career sponsors Techniques to select and participate on boards Even if you’re not plotting for a promotion, career change, or a new business venture today, it is still important to prioritize the right activities. This “Playbook for Professional Women” includes personal anecdotes, examples, and stories from those who have succeeded, stumbled and fallen. When you are ready to create additional impact, this book provides the framework to build the professional platform to propel yourself—and your career—forward.