7 Career Lessons from Diana Nyad

September 4, 2013
Center for Women in Business

It’s Wednesday, here’s what’s making news this week:

The number of women-owned businesses is on the rise, and some of the industries may surprise you. For many of those women, they had to break down doors in male-dominated industries, like construction and transportation. Read about three women who reached the top here.

Ann Marie Habershaw faced plenty of hardship in his rise to Chief Operating Officer of Obama for America. The political realm for women can be particularly testy, she explained in an interview with Forbes. She also offered solid advice to women in the field, and highlighted the importance of mentorship and support.

Looking for a good book to read, either for a laugh or guidance to fuel your career? President and CEO of Reston Limousine, Kristina Bouweiri, has six recommendations here.

If you’re seeking some inspiration or tips to propel yourself forward, read about habits of some of the most successful women in the world. Mary Kate McGrath, editor in chief of PureWow makes sure to allows allot herself alone time and Sheryl Sandberg constantly asks herself (and others), “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?”

Diana Nyad, doesn’t let anything prevent her from accomplishing her goals. The 64-year-old endurance swimmer recently swam across the Florida Straits after three failed attempts. Her persistence, along with other strong advice, can be applied to all women (particularly boomers) in the workforce. Read her inspiring tips here.

What have you been reading? Let us know in the comments.