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How do you alter perception to look more "Managerial" in promotion year? Girl trying to make the transition to Manager.

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Don't call yourself a girl - it undermines your authority and knowledge.

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Less smiling ..and less emojis. Walk fast and use some buzzwords

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P1 exactly. I have noticed male partners being automatically more invested in developing and promoting men. I don't use the word "girl" in public.

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Yep, didn't think you did. Anyway, a few things based on my experience and colleagues' experiences: (1) don't be modest about your accomplishments, (2) don't be afraid of being perceived as "bitchy." Get shit done but don't be rude to your team. (3) have a support network. you need someone (for me it's my amazing coach) to go to bat for you and play up your work to, at minimum, your RP throughout the year. (4) keep in mind you don't have to manage resources to be "managerial." You should manage end-to-end processes, develop sme, and mentor peers if you are not given the opportunity to manage people directly.

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I'm a female, and I believe gender has some weight when going up for promo to manager. Agree with not using the word, "girl" though.

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Low cut shirts. Skirts. Heels. Flirt.

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Speak with an authoritative and authentic voice. I recently counseled someone to stop speaking sentences as questions (tonally) and he now conveys a lot more presence.

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Think about your choice of words, aim to seem less hesitant and more assertive. I've been coaching myself to stop writing "just" in sentences E.g. Not "I was just wondering..." but "I was wondering"... Etc

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A2 lol no.

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Great advice P1! Thanks!

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Or leave out the wondering and get to the point. 🙂

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