Sorry to say it ladies, but it is. We speak up more, are more confident and are willing to stand apart from the crowd. But before you form a mob outside of our C&B offices, let me elaborate.
An article by Harvard Business Review reveals the following downfalls of the female race:
Being overly modest
Why shouldn’t you take credit for your accomplishments? We do, and that’s how managers know how much we have been up to. I know we’re ingrained to puff up are chests and to show the world what we are made of, but ladies, it’s time you started doing the same.
Break the cliché that says women don’t know what they want. That’s not true, deep down inside you know what it is, so don’t be afraid to ask for it. Say you want that promotion or that assignment. Be vocal and things will physically start to happen for you.
How will I know you’re name if you’re just a face in the crowd? Be different, be loud, be you and be an individual. Sometimes you get so scared to rock the boat, that it’s barely even moving. If you think you have a great idea, don’t be afraid to share it.
I’ve worked with lots of women in my day (in fact I’m surrounded with the unbalanced ratio in our office at the moment) and I must say, those that get ahead are those that go for it.
What are you doing to make it a women’s world?