CHAPTER 9

Your Debut

You never get a second chance to make a good first impression.

—Will Rogers

I didn’t want to like her, but I ended up liking her. She is fantastic.

—Male colleague of WiSER Alicia

When the time comes for a woman to make her debut in an expatriate role, it is important to operate from a position of personal power where she recognizes that she was the one selected among many other talented professionals because her talents can help the organization meet its goals. Due to the incredibly high standards women often hold themselves to, they, more so than men, tend to question their abilities and use luck as a reason for their success, despite their competence. As women consider their initial entrance to a new job, work ...

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