A Woman’s (Office) Worth: Advocating for Yourself

I did something pretty scary last week – I quit my job. I quit because I felt under-valued, under-compensated and under-utilized. I took stock of my worth – what skills, experience, expertise and potential I brought to the office – and decided that if I did nothing, I’d have the security of my job but I would continue to be a frustrated and unfulfilled employee. While there may be other factors at play that prevent you from moving up and earning a salary commensurate with your potential, I cannot stress how important it is to take a risk and be your own biggest advocate in the workplace.