You should seek advice and counsel from anyone that you deem to be a success. Don’t be afraid to ask for guidance. Mentoring doesn’t have to be a formal program with scheduled meeting times or outlined action items. Any situation can be a mentoring situation if you’re willing to ask for advice and counsel. You have to be clear about what you want and you need to approach someone you think can help. Just say, “I need your help, your advice or your guidance.”

When you face a challenge, don’t spend a lot of time worrying about the problem. Rather, place your energies into developing a plan for overcoming it. Then take action.

To be successful in corporate America, you first have to be very good at what you do. Think, talk, and act like a leader, and have the strength and conviction of your ideas. You then can be fearless.

Women can celebrate the fact that we’re now more appreciated as working mothers. I’m fortunate to be at a company that recognizes the dimensions of who I am—mother, businesswoman, and wife—and how these layers contribute to the company’s success. It doesn’t mean I don’t struggle with balance. I do. But the joy is in having both—work and family.