Advice for Women Who Are Starting Their Careers

By Gregory Pings, manager of Content Marketing for Xerox

More large companies are run by men named John than are run by women, according to this article in The New York Times. It’s a disheartening perspective, but we know that the glass ceiling is cracked. Xerox CEO Ursula Burns is proof of that. But she’s not the only powerful woman at Xerox.

In a company whose executive corps is 25 percent women, and 39 percent of its management positions staffed by women, we are proud of our progress. We also recognize that more must be done. This observation is not lost upon Xerox senior managers as the March 8 celebration of International Women’s Day draws near.

Here is some advice from 11 women who hold senior positions at Xerox.

A Way of Life at Xerox

Diversity and inclusion is a way of life at Xerox. As we continue our long history of inclusion, we strengthen our commitment to diversity for the future.

All of us play an important role in preserving our legacy of diversity and inclusion. Xerox people ensure that everyone – women, men, blacks, Hispanics, Asian, gay,, lesbian, transgender and bisexual — is valued for their unique talents and contributions and treated with dignity and respect When we do just that, we strengthen our commitment to diversity and pursue the endless possibilities for each other and for Xerox.

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