How to Map Out Your Career Path and Lead Boldly

March 17, 2022 Lydia Adams

executive team learning how to map out the career path of new employees

Tell me, did you ever feel like your career is heading nowhere? Maybe you don't feel like showing your true self in the workplace and struggle to make that life-changing career decision. Would you like to make bold decisions for you or your team? Then it's time for you to learn how to map out your career path, and Bolanle Williams-Olley will help you.

Mancini’s CFO and Co-owner, Bolanle Williams-Olley, is a true multi-hyphenate. In addition to her C-suite role, she is a mom of two and a highly-rated and dynamic leader with over fourteen years of experience in finance and the built industry. She is also the author of “Build Boldly: Chart Your Unique Career Path and Lead with Courage,” a practical playbook to help individuals and leaders take bold, courageous action and craft their unique career playbooks for success.

In this episode, we discuss how technology improves a business, creating space for women in organizations, building your career path boldly, among other interesting topics.

How Does Technology Improve a Business?

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Mancini Duffy is a tech-driven design firm in NYC that specializes in architecture, interiors, and planning of the built environment. The company constantly looks for ways to innovate and use technology to improve its processes, like virtual reality and 3D design.

“We like to call ourselves the technology-first design firm because we're thinking about how technology can help us improve overall”

Creating Space for Women in the Industry - Map Out Career Path

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Fifty-one percent of the Mancini Duffy represents women, twice the industry norm. That means higher representation, diversity in ideas, advocacy, and revenues.

“For me, being here and having this percentage at the organization is very critical because of representation”

"2021 Pushed the Heck Out of Me"

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Running a successful business requires making good decisions and having a sharp and clear mind. But various factors can negatively affect a person, like the pandemic, which impacts the mental and emotional well-being of many people. To cope with that, find ways of taking control of the situation, taking care of your well-being, and focusing on what is important for your business, employees, and clients.

“If I am not emotionally clear, it can affect all the critical things to how the business is performing”

Mapping Out Career Path & Building Boldly

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Based on her experience, Bolanle wrote the book “Building Boldly” to challenge individuals and leaders ready to change their professional path or other people's paths within an organization.

“When I reflected on my past as a CFO, I realized that I crafted my playbook to get me here”

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