Does the path to your career advancement seem unclear? Have you ever wondered how some people advance, in spite of the odds? In part I of this interview Karmyn Norwood, a black woman leader shares her journey from entry-level engineer to becoming a vice-president at Lockheed Martin while still in her early 40’s. In this great interview you will get one of the most comprehensive, step by step strategies on how to advance your career that I have ever published. Also at the end of the show check out the free webinar and tip sheet to help you advance your career & leadership success. Listen Now Quotes from our Special Guest Karmyn Norwood “Yes, we have to deliver our products, but really the people who I’m leading; they are the most valuable asset and not necessarily the products. In a business environment, you quickly learn that you’re not the smartest person in the room, and to get to the end state, it takes the entire team, and there are strengths and weaknesses on every team. We leverage those strengths and we develop and build the weaknesses, and so as a leader, a first time leader, I had to learn that very quickly.” Karmyn Norwood: Profile of a Successful Black Woman Leader Karmyn is the vice president for the Air Mobility & Maritime Missions (AMMM) International Programs Line of Business for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company in Marietta, Georgia. Prior to this role, she served as director of operations in the Technical Operations branch at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, responsible for more than 7,000 engineers accountable for the design, development, integration, production and sustainment of military aircraft for the United States and countries around the world. She holds a bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Jackson State University (Jackson, Mississippi), a master's degree in Electrical Engineering from George Mason University (Fairfax, Virginia), and an Executive MBA from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Karmyn is also a recipient of the 2015 Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) Special Recognition. Women’s Leadership Success Celebrates Black Women Leaders - Part I Highlights: What are detours in your career journey and how to benefit from them. What would it take to start building up your leadership skills. Why collaboration is critical and how it can help your career. The role of a mentor in developing your career development plan. Strategies to find a good mentor. How to measure progress in your career development. What is targeted networking? Steps to build your network. Learn the difference between a sponsor and a mentor and their respective roles. Look for part II of black woman leader Karmyn Norwood’s great rise from entry-level engineer to Vice President of Lockheed Martin here soon. Building self-confidence for women is key to your career and leadership success. That is why Sabrina is hosting free webinars to help you build your self-confidence. Sign Up for Self Confidence Webinar Here Thanks for sharing this show and webinar with friends and associates. Everybody wins.