Interesting, the week after we discussed how to seek profile-raising speaking opportunities on the Beyond the Boys Club Boot Camp, two of the professional women who sought them out reported in their one to one sessions, how they were rebuffed from speaking opportunities where they offered to do them. In both cases, their bosses wanted to keep the chances to present at industry events to themselves – in one instance, even when the boss couldn't attend the event in question! This was the proof that the Boot Campers needed in seeing the high value senior people place on such opportunities …and how getting them yourself, with a bit of preparation, is one of the surest ways to take your career forward. In both cases, we are looking for ways to work "around" the gatekeeper to get them on side eventually. If this sounds familiar - the next Boot Camp starts on March 12…what would you get out of it?