Learning Lab: Who are you advocating for?

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Coming off the heels of International Women’s Day, we’re committed to empowering and advocating for all women.

Just in case you need more… here’s an insightful snippet on why this is so crucial from the 2022 Women in the Workplace Report:

”Many women experience bias not only because of their gender, but also because of their race, sexual orientation, a disability, or other aspects of their identity—and the compounded discrimination can be much greater than the sum of its parts. As a result, these groups of women often experience more microaggressions and face more barriers to advancement.”

Kelly N., a leader + ladderburner in her work is just as passionate about helping other women raise their hands and advance. Take a listen to this snippet from our convo with Kelly about supporting advancement and advocacy for women in the workplace.

This means you’re standing up for the people doing great things in your work world or community – especially if they are unnocticed or under-appreciated.

As Kelly notes above, this is more than surface-level talk. This is specific, in-the-moment support for someone’s value and contribution to your team, organization, or community. This may mean going against what others say, especially if your truth and experience are different.

This is so essential. For women and for countless others.

Ladderburners, we have work to do.

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About the Ladderburner Learning Lab:
In Burn Ladders. Build Bridges. Pursuing Work with Meaning + Purpose, Patterson shares an essential formula for Ladderburners in pursuit of more at work. Chapter 7 dives into two of those skillsets – how to build a base of competence and credibility. This can be done through the Learning Lab – an approach to learning as much as you can about your job, the people around you, what success looks like, and how things really work inside the workplace. Learn more about the Ladderburner Learning Lab.