I Wish I'd Known: Advice for the Next Generation of Leaders

We asked executives in our Leader Program for a piece of advice they wish they had received at the start of their career and we're thrilled to be passing on the knowledge in this bi-weekly series, I Wish I’d Known.

  Chicago AWE Leader, Kathleen Cantillon, Vice President, Strategic Communications at an Aviation Company  says, “Fake it until you make it - in other words, you don’t have to know how to do every responsibility listed with a specific role. If you know some of it, are smart, and know how to ask good questions – you will do fine. Believe me, men have no hesitation going for a new job/role that they might not be totally qualified for and you have to think the same way to move up.”

Chicago AWE Leader, Kathleen Cantillon, Vice President, Strategic Communications at an Aviation Company says, “Fake it until you make it - in other words, you don’t have to know how to do every responsibility listed with a specific role. If you know some of it, are smart, and know how to ask good questions – you will do fine. Believe me, men have no hesitation going for a new job/role that they might not be totally qualified for and you have to think the same way to move up.”