Messages of Confidence, Inspiration at Women in CE Annual Reception
"What we need is inspiration, and this is what women contribute to the workplace," she added.
Women can further succeed in corporate America by following some of Boelkes's "secrets" which include:
- Defining success
- Avoiding being "such a woman"—focus on what you CAN do/offer to a position, and not what you cannot
- Ask vs. Task—ask for what you want
- Prioritizing continuous learning—make developing yourself/professional career a mandate
- Becoming a mentor; have a mentor
Also addressing the group was Tricia Nystrom, Sr. Merchant, Best Buy, Magnolia, Audio & Home Control, and Women in CE member. She spoke about WOLF@Best Buy, the network of thousands of employees who work with individuals, brands, partners, stores and communities to help Best Buy build strong women leaders and capture a greater share of the female consumer electronics market.
Carol Campbell, founder of Women in CE, also honored Jayme Schwartz and Kim Fabiano Fassetta, of social4media, with the organization's Volunteer of the Year award.