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Dare: Straight Talk on Confidence, Courage, and Career for Women in Charge by Becky Blalock

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Chapter Seven

Dare to Reach Out

Build a Support Network of Allies, Mentors, and Sponsors

It is a fact that in the right formation, the lifting power of many wings can achieve twice the distance of any bird flying alone.

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People used to say to me something to the effect of, “You've been on a rocket to the top of the corporate world!” When they did, I would thank them for their kind remark, but then think to myself: “It sure didn't feel that way!”

I spent a dozen years in the beginning stages of my career in accounting and finance, which, believe me, sometimes felt like a lifetime. But that experience, unglamorous though it was, helped me build the solid foundation that's required for liftoff. Some of that foundation comprised experience ...

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