"People will trust you more and be more inclined to listen if you are more confident and doing it without that apology," say Burke, a graduate of the Stern School of Business at New York University.
3. Look like you mean business: Dressing in a professional manner can help women communicate that they want to be taken seriously, Burke says.
"Don't wear anything that you wouldn't wear in front of your coworkers," she says, adding that short skirts and tight clothing may leave people with the wrong impression. "People will remember that and it makes a huge difference when people talk to you."
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4. Talk with professors: Burke recalls frequently seeing male business school classmates in conversation with professors after class. She urges women to get to know their teachers so that in class these same professors will call on them.
A close relationship with professors can also be beneficial after business school, she says. "You have those champions as you advance your career."
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