Fortune's Most Powerful Women Have Some Powerful Career Advice
Creativity, curiosity and engagement are necessary for a fulfilling career
How can you enjoy your job if you don't feel stimulated and challenged?
Creativity was a prevailing topic of discussion at the Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit in Washington D.C. on Wednesday and Thursday. A roster of esteemed women - and a certain male ukelele-playing business magnate (see below) - attended the summit to talk big ideas in business, government, academia, philanthropy and the arts. Among them were Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg, IBM chief Ginni Rometty, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, Spanx founder Sara Blakely, Xerox CEO Ursula Burns and retired pro-tennis legend Martina Navratilova.
They shared many nuggets of wisdom between them that were rich with valuable, forward-thinking career advice. Below are AOL Jobs' favorite tweets to come out of the talks. If you want to see more, check out the hashtag #.
certain legally fraught situations - but considering your job from this perspective could refresh your interest in your work.
Of course, if you're overwhelmed at work, this may be easier said than done (but there could also be some solutions to that.)
Instead of thinking of challenges as problems, think of them as opportunities. #Success- Anita Fiander (@anitafiander) October 16, 2013
Many of the jobs that made our Most Underrated Jobs list require technical know-how.
Jobs session at #FortuneMPW discussing lack of skills & need for better cooperation w/ technical schools. A familiar theme from my campaign!- Linda McMahon (@Linda_McMahon) October 16, 2013
There's been a lot of movement to get girls interested in math, science and technology, although there are still many challenges, such as pervasive biases in those circles, which AOL Jobs and other outlets have reported on. But all the more reason to steer your own ship, ladies, and follow in the footsteps of entrepreneurs like the founders of Girl Develop It.
Barra: To keep young girls interested in math and science, you have to connect them to the careers that they want to do. #FortuneMPW- Fortune MPW (@FortuneMPW) October 16, 2013
Re-energize your career with curiousity - or even a game-changing idea.
"The most important thing for any of us to be in our jobs is curious." -Ginni Rometty #FortuneMPW- IBM (@IBM) October 16, 2013
good investment will pay off.
worst year to graduate college, but hey - dare to dream.
Mariya Pylayev is a multimedia journalist who specializes in web and video production. She graduated from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She has contributed to CNNMoney, CUNY TV’s 219West and WNYC. Her work has also been featured in L Magazine, Feet in 2 Worlds and The Independent Media Channel. Follow her on Twitter: @mariyapy