Women in the business world must be willing to speak up and take credit for their successes, according to leaders who attended the Network of Executive Women Executive Leaders Forum. Lori Raya, who leads the Vons division of Safeway, said she figured that out after her boss assumed she wasn't carrying her weight. "[H]e thought that because I was telling him what our team had done, rather than making clear what my leadership had done," she said.

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