Even before you have the experience or earn the title, your leadership potential can be recognized at a young age. And if your peers can recognize your leadership qualities early on, you’ll be first up for that promotion or project lead.
Members of LEAP reached out to their own mentors to ask "What would you tell your 20 year old self about your career ahead?" or "What advice would you have for young professionals entering the accounting and finance industry today?"
Get to know AFWA LEAP Member and Senior Accountant, Amanda Sayn - how she got into accounting and some of her favorite industry podcasts.
The most important thing to remember, is ask! Instead of begrudging walking into work every day believing you deserve more, use your voice and ask. Easier said than done? Maybe. AFWA LEAP has some tips for approaching the conversation.
Prepared by the AFWA Young Professional LEAP Advisory Council Does networking really matter? What are the benefits anyway? Any why take time out of my busy day to network when I'm trying to establish my career here within my company? Members of AFWA's Young Professional LEAP Advisory Counsel believe networking does matter and they've put [...]
If I could give one thing, one mission my all, it would be to completely shake up how working moms are viewed, supported, and treated in the workplace.
Get to know AFWA LEAP Member, and Audit Senior, Alanna Abreu - how she knew accounting was a fit for her, her tips for managing others, and more.
It's easy to sit back in these meetings, listen and take notes, but if you really want to stand out to your employer, you'll need to contribute.
I began asking to speak one-on-one with people who I respected in my field. Ultimately, those relationships have fueled me to reach for bigger goals than I may have otherwise.
When you work hard, and if you have the passion, motivation and drive, you may find your self excelling beyond your peers, and having to manage Millennials and being one.