The workplace is a highly political environment where key decisions about who gets ahead, who gets the plum assignments, and who gets access to scarce resources are not decided solely on merit. Women ignore the politics thinking their talent and hard work will get them ahead. Promotion and political savvy are critical to influence the decision making process for career advancement.
About Bonnie Marcus:
Award winning entrepreneur, Forbes and Business Insider contributing writer, Bonnie Marcus, M.Ed., assists professional women to successfully navigate the workplace and position and promote themselves to advance their careers, and consults with companies to retain and support their female talent.
Bonnie’s latest research on women and ambition is highlighted in the new report, Lost Leaders in the Pipeline: Capitalizing on Women’s Ambition to Offset the Future Leadership Shortage
, which she co-authored with Lisa Mainiero, PhD. The study addresses the challenges women face sustaining their ambition and how companies can best retain their top female talent.
A popular keynote speaker, Bonnie inspires and motivates the audience to embrace their ambition and take control of their careers. Her new book, The Politics of Promotion: How High Achieving Women Get Ahead and Stay Ahead (Wiley, March 201
5) offers women a proven process to get the promotions they deserve.
With 20+ years of sales and management experience, Bonnie’s extensive business background includes CEO of a ServiceMaster company and VP of Sales at Medical Staffing Network and two others national companies in the healthcare and software industries. She has held executive positions in startup companies and Fortune 500 companies.
Bonnie started her corporate career at an entry-level position and worked her way up to the top of a national company by using her savvy promotion and relational skills. Her passion is now to help other women learn to be sensitive to the culture of their organization, embrace the politics, and actively and intentionally move their careers forward with a sound strategic plan.
Forbes.com honored Women’s Success Coaching three years in a row as one of the Top 100 Websites for Professional Women stating, “Women’s Success Coaching weighs on the many building blocks of empowering women in business, from assertive communication to self promotion to sensitivity training.”
In addition to Forbes, Bonnie has been published in WomenEntrepreneur, Business Insider, Daily Worth, Women in HR, and Central Valley Business Times. She has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Inc, Huffington Post, Fortune, Fast Company, Reader’s Digest, Diversity MBA, Levo League, Upstart Business Journal, Psychology Today, Crains NY Business, Men’s Health, and CIO Magazine.
Bonnie received a BA from Connecticut College and a M.Ed. from New York University. She is an IPEC certified executive coach, and has been honored by Global Gurus as one of the world’s top 30 coaches in 2015 and 2016.