Overcoming the Challenges of Gender and Race in the Workplace

By January 30, 2012 November 14th, 2019 Women Leadership in Business


“The glass ceiling gets more pliable when you turn up the heat.”

~ Pauline R. Kezer

There is a great discrepancy between the percentage of women and minorities sitting in America’s board rooms and their percentage of the general population. Although there are likely several barriers to career success for women and minorities that have led to this lack of representation, the result is the same–increased challenges faced by women and minorities in the workplace. Over the years, I have had the pleasure of working as a professional executive coach for many women and minorities. With the use of my PVI (perception, visibility and influence) model, they have been able to advance their careers further and faster than they had dreamed!

Recently, I wrote a blog post for Keith Ferrazzi, New York Times bestselling author, world-renowned speaker and relationship development expert.  In that post, you’ll find three common challenges women and minorities face and strategies to overcome them. You’ll learn some of the ways you can apply the three key principles of the PVI model to improve how you are perceived at work, increase your organizational visibility, and become an influential force in your company, propelling your career forward and smashing that glass ceiling.

For more ways to increase your visibility at work, read my new book, Getting Ahead: Three Steps to Take Your Career to the Next Level.