CONFIDENCE AT WORK | How to feel it—when you don’t—so you can move forward and thrive.
Trailblazing. Risk-taking. Truth-telling | Gloria Cox doesn’t want you to be comfortable. She DOES want you to succeed with confidence. Join us on November 4 at 1:00 pm (PST) for our TARATALK on having confidence at work.
Confidence at work. It wasn’t something that came easily for Gloria Cox. She tried to be “comfortable,” and fit in early in her career. She knew it wouldn’t be easy. After all, growing up in a Chicago-area suburb, she was one of three Black students in a student body that numbered close to 500. “Dress for Success was my bible,” she recalls of those early days working her way up in corporate America—a pathway that would eventually lead her to lofty roles such as executive vice president of Client Services at Nielsen. Today, she’s a senior partner at Cambridge, a management consulting firm. “I tried my damnedest to make people think I was a young white male, and it didn’t work,” she laughs. “So I dumped the white shirts and blue suits and started wearing brighter colors and doing my hair the way I wanted.” But her Nov. 4 at 1:00 pm (PST) TARATALK with founder and CEO D Sangeeta is not about hair and makeup and wardrobe. She realized she had been stifling her voice and limiting her value to the organization. “No one benefited.”Gloria realized she had more power than she thought and so do too. You may not know it — and if you don’t, Gloria will help bring it out. She will help you recognize what to look for – especially when you’re getting feedback; even if that feedback might sting. Whatever you do, don’t think that negative feedback is catastrophic,” she says. “Unpack it and find the learnings.”