4. Plan your career
Career planning is important for everyone but especially for women, because they generally have more twists and turns to negotiate along the road to career success than do men. If you have a road map, you’ll be less likely to become derailed if you should for example decide to relocate to be with a significant other, have a baby or suddenly need to care for an elderly parent.
Decide where you want to be five 10 and 15 years from now. Build flexibility into your career plans to allow for changing circumstances. Your plan may need to change to accommodate those life changes but your core plan with better equip you when that happens.