WiLab Loves: 5 ways to ooze confidence—and professionalism—on the job

5 ways to ooze confidence—and professionalism—on the job

Caroline Ghosn Levo founder career adviceTo emoji in a professional email, or not to emoji in a professional email? That is the question. So when Caroline Ghosn, the co-founder and CEO of the career building site and community Levo (formerly Levo League), received an email from Sheryl Sandberg with a smiley face in it, she deemed them acceptable—under the right circumstances, of course.

It’s tips and insight like this that make Ghosn the Olivia Pope of the career-counseling world: modern, chic, and handling everything (down to even the tiniest detail) about helping women thrive professionally. Levo is focused on connecting young professionals to mentors, creating careers, and helping you get inspired about your job.

Her expertise is necessary: In the past few months, the topic of women in the workplace has been a heated (and important) discussion, thanks to an enlightening series in The New York Times from Sheryl Sandberg, the Lean In proponent and COO of Facebook, and Adam Grant, a professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. They’ve been investigating everything from why women get interrupted at work to why they take on office chores.

Even as a CEO, Ghosn still gets cut off by investors in meetings and is serious about projecting confidence in every endeavor—which may be why she’s obsessed with her healthy habits like SoulCycle and getting enough sleep. “Self-care positions you to be your most successful self,” she says.

In case you’re inclined to agree, read on for more advice from Ghosn about writing professional (or just nice) emails, making yourself heard in meetings, and how to channel your confidence when you need it.

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WILAB LOVES is a series of articles and blog posts from across the web that Women’s iLab supports. This article was written by Well and Good contributor and published on WellandGood.com on March 15, 2015.