A majority of our Ellevate members agree that creativity is a huge factor in their careers. 83% of those surveyed say it helps them "think differently," which may allow for some out-of-the-box solutions to obstacles and road blocks.

Interestingly, only 6% thought creativity is only relevant in some careers. When we hear "creativity," it's easy to immediately think of industries based on a visual product or a design-focused service, but in actuality we can use creativity in any work that we do. 

While only 11% of those surveyed thought creativity is "good to have" in their industry, we've found that Ellevate members feel strongly about finding unique ways to get their message heard. In a previous survey in which we asked members what advice they would give their younger selves, one response was:

When you have an idea, be passionate about it and get your voice or product out there. Do not allow fear of failure hold you back from expressing yourself creatively.

A perfect example of using creativity to grow in your career is in your elevator pitch. When you have a very short amount of time to convince someone of your service or product, you'll have to be creative in the words you use and how you present yourself in order to be memorable.

Learn more about how to use creativity in your work:

Read: Lessons for Your Personal Career from Great Business Decisions

Read: Why Psychology and UX Design Go Hand in Hand

Watch: Design the Life You Love: Using Design thinking to See Life a New Way


We regularly ask the Ellevate community how they feel about topics that are important to professional women around the world. See More Ellevate Insights.