There’s no guidebook to navigating your professional life. Especially in recessionary times, your first instinct may be to catch hold of whatever job you can get. But once you get in the workplace, how do you progress, build your skills, find a mentor? As a woman, how do you balance the personal and the professional? There’s been buzz recently in the blogosphere about women not being able to have it all. If you’re just starting out, how do you achieve professional satisfaction and personal fulfillment?
A Social Community of Women Professionals
Levo League was created to help Gen Y female professionals get the tools, advice, and inspiration they need to succeed in the workplace. According to their website, “Levo League is a social good startup designed to elevate young women in the workforce by providing the career resources needed to achieve personal and professional success.”
Once you get into the workplace, there’s not necessarily a set path or trajectory for where you’re headed. Having a mentor can be invaluable in helping you figure out your professional life. But, everyone is swamped with their own job responsibilities and no one has the time to–nor should they–hold your hand so you can do your own job. That’s not what a mentor is. A mentor should guide and inspire. But, how do you go about finding one?
One of the most valuable aspects of Levo League is that it has built a network of mentors who are willing to share their stories and give advice based on their own experiences. And these mentors have some impressive backgrounds. Just to name a few, they include Kate White (former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine); Sallie Krawcheck (past president of Merrill Lynch, US Trust, Smith Barney); and Sheryl Sandberg (chief operating officer of Facebook). Beyond that, Levo League also offers its “Office Hours,” a weekly video chat with business leaders from many different industries.
So, you can get all this great career advice but what about actually landing a job? Levo League also features a job board so you can put all that advice into practice.
Why Levo League Gets the Style Techie Spotlight
There are a ton of job boards available on the web. And a ton of other sites with articles and content giving career advice. Plus, LinkedIn is the top social network for professionals already. So, why turn to Levo League? A few reasons:
- It’s focused on women and young women professionals
- It’s got a growing network of mentors
- It combines a niche social community with a job board, career advice articles, and local networking events–all in one place
Levo League is all about educating and connecting female professionals so they can help each other succeed. With so much talk about women not being able to have it all, to “lean in,” lead, and not compromise on their skills or leadership abilities, we need the tools and the support to advance in the workplace. Levo League provides both.
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