Jun 30, 2021
Bonnie Marcus started her corporate career at an entry-level
position and worked her way up to the top of a national company by
using her savvy promotion and relational skills. Her passion is now
to help other women learn to be sensitive to the culture of their
organization, embrace the politics, and actively and intentionally
move their careers forward with a sound strategic plan. Bonnie is
the author of two books, The Politics of Promotion, and
her latest book, Not Done Yet!, which she dives into on
this week’s episode!
- A little bit about Bonnie and how she got started in leadership
- Bonnie took on a job that she was underqualified for, but you
know what, say yes and then learn as you go.
- So many women will not apply for a job they don’t think they’re
qualified for. Just apply! What’s the worst that can happen?
- You not being an expert in something is actually okay!
Someone’s got to start somewhere.
- What’s the difference between being “too much” vs. having
- What made Bonnie want to leave corporate America?
- It’s absolutely doable to build your business on the side while
working a career.
- How does Bonnie help women with their careers?
- Do your research about the company before you accept the job
offer. Do they promote women?
- What are your expectations in terms of support from your
- What’s the risk of asking for money? There isn’t. Just do
- Practice your negotiation skills with a friend or a coach!
- Do you have to quit your job in order to get the respect you
need, especially if you were a “lower tier” worker in the very
- When Kathy had her career, she didn’t know how to advocate for
- What’s Bonnie’s new book all about?
- Bonnie was SHOCKED to discover how so many women wake up
worried their employer will find out their age. Ageism in the
workplace is happening and women are being punished for their
- Are you too old to get promoted?
- Be your badass self.
- Do women in the workplace have other women they can depend
- Kathy was so afraid to join a male-dominated mastermind group
(they were all in their 30s), but she is so glad she did. She was
embraced by different people from all walks of life that really
encouraged her to succeed. It was herself putting judgments about
her age onto herself, not them.
- Your limiting beliefs may be holding you back from playing all
- So many women think they’re “too old” to start over. You’re
Not Done Yet!: How Women Over 50 Regain Their Confidence and
Claim Workplace Power,
by Bonnie Marcus
“When doors open for you, don’t say no. It is possible to learn
“Be your badass self. Connect with who you are, authentically,
owning your story, what battles have you fought and won. You’re
here now, look at all the wisdom you’ve had.”
“We’re really making strides and women supporting each other is
what’s going to help us all get there.”