Act like a man to get ahead?

Why supporting women is how we’ll achieve success

By Sheila Ronning, CEO & Founder of Women in the Boardroom 


There was a time, not too long ago, when women were told that in order to get ahead, they should act like men. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Granted, there is a lot we can learn from men, and of course, there is a lot that men can learn from women but women are every bit as capable as men.  In both my work and life, I strive to help women find their best ‘them’. Not only am I passionate in helping uncover their strengths but being able to help them craft a plan to reach their goals and then seeing it happen is pure bliss.


Women need to also realize that until we start collaborating and supporting one another, we will not get ahead. I believe in this so strongly that I make sure everyone knows that if you are not a woman who helps other women, you are not welcome at Women in the Boardroom.


I’ve been so pleased to be able to share my personal story of overcoming struggle and gaining strength from those around me. I hope that some of my recent interviews will inspire other women to persevere both personally and professionally. I encourage you to listen to these interviews with Women Taking the Lead, All Business with Jeffrey Hayzlett, The Female Red Zone & Women Lead Radio.



Follow me on Twitter or click here for my speaker packet. You can also email us at with questions. If you would like to find out more about what Women in the Boardroom does to help senior-level executive women take their seat at the corporate board table, watch this video.


About Women in the Boardroom

With 15 years of experience and 40% of our VIP Members serving on corporate boards, we are the experts that will help you get your seat at the table. Our exclusive programs, including our Matchmaking Program (TM), Annual Board Assembly and proven networking process provide individualized counsel, coaching and connections to board influencers and connectors.

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