Career Advice

PwC's Alexa Merschel on How to Respond to 'You're So Tall'

"I've been tall all my life. It's not a surprise to me, but sometimes it is a surprise to those I'm interacting with," says Merschel, U.S. Talent Identification Leader at PwC. She explains how to respond if someone comments on your physical attributes.

Career Advice for High Potential Women (Part II)

Abbott's Sarah Schmit and GM's Tonya Hallett give career advice on topics ranging from being open to taking on new roles and what to do when you don't get the role you wanted to how to find a mentor and how to manage work/life integration.

How to Combat Unconscious Bias

Rashmi Badwe, Senior Managing Director, Head of Individual Client Solutions at TIAA, provides examples of unconscious bias in a team environment and gives advice on how to combat it.

Corlis Murray: 'As a Black Female Engineer, I'm a Rarity'

​Abbott's Corlis Murray, Senior Vice President, Quality Assurance, Regulatory and Engineering Services, talks about her inspirations for getting into engineering and her work in encouraging young women and minorities to get involved in STEM.

EY's Innocent Shumba: 'We All Need Sponsors'

Innocent Shumba, Assurance Partner in EY's Technology Industry practice, talks about growing up in Zimbabwe and how he got interested in accounting, how mentors and sponsors helped him in his career and five things high potentials should avoid.

All Access: EY Unplugged

In 2011, EY Unplugged was created to help the firm's ethnic minority new hires understand the unwritten rules of career building. The program has become an integral part of the onboarding experience for Black and Latino associates. DiversityInc explores the history of EY Unplugged and gets perspectives on the experience of going through the program.

How to Become A High Potential

Participants from EY, JCPenney and Monsanto give career advice on how to become a high potential, from the importance of family support to cultivating relationships to excelling in your role and not being inundated by expectations.

How to Respond to 'You Speak so Well'

Marc Womack, Chief Operating Officer, TD Auto Finance, gives advice on how to respond when someone has a preconceived notion of your appearance and says, "you speak so well."

TIAA's Veteran Focus

Veterans are an important part of TIAA's employee-base and mentorship is crucial to making a transition back to the workforce successful.

Owning Your Confidence in the Workplace

Wyndham Worldwide's Delaine Bailey gives advice on owning your confidence in the workplace, including bringing your authentic self to work, knowing who you are and being comfortable in your own skin.

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