To celebrate Women’s History Month, the Kelley School of Business Indianapolis is highlighting successful women alumnae throughout March. Katie Culp, president of KSM Location Advisors and a Kelley MBA alum, was recently featured alongside Debra Hays, a consultant in Eli Lilly’s Center for Innovative Customer Experience, and Tiffany Shaw, COO of Force Communications.
Culp credits her Kelley MBA for helping her land her first private sector job after years in the public sector. She also offers invaluable advice to other women aspiring to succeed in today’s business world:
“Work hard and don’t be afraid to promote yourself. This is a really hard thing to do, but find ways to make sure your colleagues and bosses understand the value you provide. I’m generalizing here, but so often I see women putting in twice as much effort as their male counterparts and expect that work effort/product alone will propel them along in their careers. It will, but only to a point. Still generalizing, but men are much less inclined to worry about self-promotion…and these PR efforts pay off.”