Helping Women Achieve in Academic Science

I am a proficient publicity whore. That is a comedic and eye-catching way to say that I am good at self-promotion. Yes, sometimes it feels weird. Like recently, when my face was on the university’s front webpage (revolving). But, self-promotion is important for your career. Women typically don’t do this enough. It may be even more important, since the first assumption is that women are less competent than their male counterparts. Further, if you don’t do it, who will do it for you? Maybe you are lucky with a proactive department, but I think the norm is for everyone to be busy. So, I will have a couple of posts about different ways to self-promote. I understand that not all ways work for all people, but maybe a few will be interesting for you to try.

Comments on: "Publicity Whore: Self-Promotion" (3)

  1. […] case comes before them. Below are a few ways you can do them. Again, you can go the in your face, PublicityWhore route, or you can be subtle or discreet. Just don’t be too subtle that they don’t […]

  2. […] you get a new grant funded? Let people know. You don’t have to be a PublicityWhore like me and announce it during your talk. You can do it discretely. For instance, in your poster or […]

  3. […] jacket? Is it bad to grab for attention? I have had a number of prior posts about self-promotion (here, here, here, here), and sometimes in order to stand out from the crowd, you have to look a little […]

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