Lead, Not Just "Lean In" 

Beth Crocker first intrigued the Internet when she posted her viral open letter to working women entitled: "We need to do more than Lean In. We need to Lead," in response to Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg's bestselling book, "Lean In."

Since then, Crocker, who founded consulting firm Crocker Finance, has been helping women drive change within their careers and businesses by providing actionable advice based on her own experience as a woman working in the male-dominated Silicon Valley, and now, in the finance industry.

Here are the five actions, as well as five "don'ts" that Crocker offered to an audience of executives at The Channel Company's Women Of The Channel, West event in Napa, California.