Career Success as a Woman in a Male Dominated Industry, with Colonel Candice Frost, one of the Highest Ranking Women in the Pentagon

Today I have the privilege of talking with U.S. Army Colonel Candice Frost, Director of Foreign Intelligence for the Army G-2 within the Headquarters, Department of the Army. Candice is one of the highest ranking women in the Pentagon and she shares HOW SHE MOVED UP THE RANKS IN A MALE DOMINATED INDUSTRY AND WHAT ADVICE SHE HAS FOR OTHER WOMEN TODAY.

Candice shares her story and walks us through the steps she took that led to her successful career.

She also discusses her experience as a woman working her way up in the U.S. Army and the surprising advantages and setbacks she faced.

Candice says OWNING YOUR CRAFT IS WHAT MAKES YOU POWERFUL so dig into personal development skills and take advantage of mentorships to be the best in your career.

Other great advice from Candice:

1. Get comfortable with being uncomfortable

  • Real growth happens outside of our comfort zones

2. Keep your eye on your boss AND your boss’s boss

  • Dig into what the people 1-2 levels above you think is important and learn what they care about

3. Seek a variety of mentors

  • Choose people who look different than you, work in different industries, follow different career paths


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Having helped over 10,000 women get back on track with a purpose-driven career, and get paid what they deserve, Olivia is an award-winning author and sought after International Speaker.

She coaches women around the globe, teaches workshops for Fortune 100 companies, and is a contributor for Forbes and Entrepreneur Magazine. Olivia is also sought after as one of the top resume and negotiation experts for women.

Olivia is on a mission to help ambitious, driven women break through the glass ceilings that keep them from living their purpose and earning what they deserve.

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