“No risk, no reward,” goes the old adage. It’s important to stretch one’s boundaries, try something new, perhaps fail, but learn, and move on.

By Shellye Archambeau (CEO, MetricStream)

The stereotypical image of women as risk avoiders is changing fast. More women are occupying the boardroom, making important strategic decisions, and taking on high-risk responsibilities as CEOs, CFOs, and even chief risk officers.

As a woman who worked her way up to various executive roles, and now as the CEO of a governance, risk, and compliance solutions company, MetricStream, I’ve witnessed first-hand how important it is to take risks in one’s career. Here are some of the lessons I’ve learned along the way.

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