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LeadHER highlights hot topics that impact women in the profession, the latest WIFS news, and important industry updates. We invite our members and industry thought leaders to submit articles to be featured in upcoming monthly LeadHER blog posts. Please email office@wifsnational.org if you're interested in providing an article that aligns with the following topics:

September 2019:    The Value of Designations in the World of Teaming

All articles are due by the 15th of the prior month to the WIFS National Office. Articles submitted will be acknowledged upon receipt then submitted to the Editorial Committee for review. The approval process generally takes between two to three weeks depending upon the article's complexity, length and anticipated publication inclusion date. Authors will be notified of the review outcome, informed of any comments or recommendations and the anticipated publication date. WIFS reserves the right to edit articles for grammar, length, and appropriateness of content. We will make every effort to preserve the author's style.

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By Nicole Dupuis, Director of Foundational Training at Forest Hills Financial Group

What you don’t often hear is without great power, what do you get? Well, having been in past positions where I had very little power — power to make changes, power to voice concerns and ideas, power to move to another level — I can tell you that as people expect less from you, you begin to expect less from yourself. In other words, with little power comes a small amount of responsibility. People around you don’t expect anything out of the ordinary from you, partly because you don’t expect it either.

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By Shayla Farmer, Divisional Support Consultant at Lincoln Financial Advisors

Whether you are currently working with a company and desire to grow into a more prominent role or if you’re looking to advance outside of your current career, demonstrating that you can lead is a key component that will help to accelerate that process. To advance your career through leadership there are essential tactics that you can use to differentiate yourself from others and show that you have the skills necessary to obtain a higher role within the company. Listed below are a few crucial steps that you can implement that will help to start you on the path toward advancing your career.

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