7. Be Noticed

You won't get on in business by being shy, so make yourself noticed. You need to network and promote yourself. Talk to people at work functions, get business cards of people you meet, and don't miss an opportunity to expand your professional network.

Talk about your work skills and what you are looking for to enhance your career.

Women are every bit as good as men and we need to show that. But don't expect to be promoted just because you're a woman. You've got to earn that promotion, otherwise you're going to flounder - and it wouldn't be worth having anyway. Do you think that women have any advantages in the workplace?

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