A purposeful career path starts with you.

As a woman, navigating your career path can be challenging. At times you're faced with lack of support, unconscious bias and negative assumptions, disruptive career pauses, and more. So how can you get beyond these obstacles and progress your career in a way that is meaningful and fulfilling?

Taking Charge of Your Career helps readers navigate the tricky territory of charting a rewarding career path. Whether you're new to the workforce, reentering after a pause, or trying to find your way through a midcareer slump, you'll find research, advice, and practical tips to help you move forward.

This book will inspire you to:

  • Decide what a meaningful career looks like to you
  • Align yourself with the right supporters and mentors
  • Approach hard decisions with confidence
  • Navigate difficult transitions
  • Be your own biggest advocate

The HBR Women at Work series spotlights the real challenges and opportunities women experience throughout their careers. With interviews from the popular podcast of the same name and related articles, stories, and research, these books provide inspiration and advice for taking on topics at work like inequity, advancement, and building community. Featuring detailed discussion guides, this series will help you spark important conversations about where we're at and how to move forward.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Contents
  5. Introduction: Charting Your Path
  6. SECTION ONE: Make Your Own Way
  7. SECTION TWO: Be Your Own Career Coach
  8. SECTION THREE: Build Your Support Team
  9. SECTION FOUR: Embrace Change and Uncertainty
  10. Notes
  11. Index
  12. Discussion Guide
  13. About the Contributors
  14. About the Podcast