I’ve had inspiring news from an experienced executive client with whom I’ve done personal branding and resume creation. She was excited to tell me that she was recently accepted into a highly-selective program at a major university – a program designed to help women executives create viable new businesses in technology.
I am surprised, yet not surprised. Through our branding work we discovered that she’d always been an ‘intrapreneur’ – an entrepreneur within organizations. My client was the person you could call upon to get any mission critical project done, in any part of the organization. Whatever needed doing, she could make it happen.
Her company was sold and she took a buy-out. She searched, and had offers, but she found it difficult to replicate the culture that had allowed her the intrapreneurial freedom and breadth of responsibility she craved. Disheartened, she wondered if she’d have to settle for a job that was just not her ideal. That’s when she discovered the university program.