Mary Anne Gale’s direct and actionable approach to navigating corporate politics was some of the best advice I have ever been given. Using her approach to relationship building and seeking out career advocates has helped me advance in my career at a faster pace than my peers.


– Justin McDowell
  Enterprise Architect – Sun Chemical Corporation


As former Vice President of Global Supply Chain Operations at Procter and Gamble(P & G), Mary Anne Gale knows what it takes to succeed in the workplace. Mary Anne knows that while good work is vitally important to getting ahead, it is not the only factor. The work force is much more of a democracy than a “merit-ocracy”. Therefore, to succeed each of us must think of ourselves as running for office when we think of positioning ourselves for a new career. To “get elected” for the career you want, Mary Anne recommends the following steps:

Build strong business and personal relationships — “Get the votes”

  • Study the issues and know how you want to handle them
  • Find out how those around you respond and think, and learn to work with it
  • Find out what others want out of a colleague