Professional Women: Best Advice for Succeeding in Today's World

October 8, 2014

Did you know that women hold just 5% of Fortune 1000 CEO positions? Yet those same companies that have female CEOs tend to outperform the S&P 500 index during their tenures. With all the strides women have made in breaking the business world's glass ceiling, it’s clear barriers still remain.

Leaders such as Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and most recently, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson, have prompted discussions surrounding career advancement for females, gender equality and more. This week, some of the world's most successful businesswomen -- including Sandberg, Melinda Gates, General Motors CEO Mary Barra, and more -- are gathered for Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit.

So what does it take to succeed as a professional woman today? What are tips for balancing work and family, advancing the career ladder or navigating a leadership role? Share your best advice and tag your SlideShare #WomenInLeadership.

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Here are a few SlideShares not to miss:

Finding Your Voice Within

Following your gut can be nerve wracking, but everyone can learn how to find their voice. MSLGROUP Social Digital Leader Tara Hunt shares how she did it, and how you can, too:

How Women Can Have it All

Balancing family and work life is a frequently discussed topic amongst women -- but there’s no reason you can’t have it all, says Futureshift Consulting Director Lavanya Rajesh. It’s all about priorities:

5 Tips from the Experts

Inspired by Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In,” shares five ways for women to break the glass ceiling, and includes advice from leaders such as negotiation consultant and professional coach Lisa Gates.