Women in technology should deploy a “professional playbook” in order to accelerate the progress of their careers and avoid falling into some of the most common pitfalls that lie in wait.
That’s according to JJ DiGeronimo, a technology expert and the author of a new book called Accelerate Your Impact: Action-based Strategies to Pave Your Professional Path.
DiGeronimo has been researching some of the ways in which female tech professionals find their progress thwarted and in her new book outlines an approach that she believes can help women to overcome obstacles in their working lives and develop towards their desired goals.
“I created this new book for professional women to shed light on all the other dynamics that exist beyond the work you commit to each day that directly impacts your career trajectory,” she explained to me recently.
“What I have learned throughout my career is that people don’t fall into great positions, roles or opportunities,” she said. “These opportunities come after you have stretched yourself to access the next level of your courage, risk taking, perseverance and willingness to manifest what you desire.”
DiGeronimo’s view is that pursuing a career as a woman in technology and being successful in these arenas is about more than just showing up and being good at your job.
“Much of what I have learned over the last two decades in tech-based roles and companies is that my contributions, attitude, relevance, managers, mentors, sponsors and project alignments are as important to my professional growth as the results I deliver ,” she says.