Introducing Your New Career Coach: Monica Marcelis Fochtman

Spartans Helping Spartans

I recently read Mistakes I made at work, edited by Jessica Bacal (2014). The book is a compilation of stories from 25 high profile women leaders and entrepreneurs, sharing mistakes they made in their careers and what they learned from them. Most books like this make only vague references to actual mistakes and overemphasize the lessons learned. Not this book. It is an honest and self-aware retelling of the women’s early years in the trenches, before they made it big. The book is so powerful that I have read it twice and I will be recommending it to my clients.

One particular story continues to resonate with me because it reminds me of myself and my clients. Reshma Saujani is the founder of Girls Who Code, a non-profit that exposes young girls to computer science, in an effort to close the gender gap in technology. Saujani also ran…

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