Three Gifts for a 20-Something (141)

Every time I interview a 40-something woman for 40:20 Vision I ask them what 3 “gifts” would they give a 20-something if they were a “Forty-Godmother”. But this week my 3 Gifts are inspired by an article on the first woman to become an admiral in the Navy, Michelle Howard.  Her advice to female officers following in her footsteps is right in the 3 gifts category!


Have a sense of humor


Develop stamina


Be adaptable

I also found this quote interesting….”Men have the luxury of being average. When you have to walk in as a woman, that assumption does not come with you — you have to prove yourself.”  Hopefully her breaking down barriers will make this different in the future.

More on her appointment in Time Magazine here.


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