Women in leadership are role models for other women, especially for those seeking to advance themselves as well. The role modeling effect is an important one because we seek to understand how we can be like the leaders within our society, particularly to compete in a male-dominated workspace.
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Confidence is the key to increasing one’s leadership presence and professional success. As I often tell my female clients, friends and family members, we cannot allow social standards or gender bias to influence our decisions. As a coach and a leader, I often see women playing it safe far too often.
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Have you ever thought about what effect a role model has had on you? What about what effect you have had on another? These thoughts may not come to your mind if you’re a female because it is difficult for us to identify with what we have not been able to see.
One of the biggest challenges for organizations is developing their female leaders. The gender leadership gap is one of the most discussed topics in business, but there are multiple perspectives. One of those perspectives is female ambition and women’s support system in the workplace. What can organizations do to cultivate and retain more ambitious female leaders?
As we all know, women consistently shy away from leadership positions. This has been the case and it is important that we seek gender balance within our organizations. A few years ago, when I was in grad school I saw how few women were stepping forward into administrative roles.
Women talk less than men. It is only a societal myth that we talk more. When was the last meeting you went to in which the women spoke longer and in more detail?
Women need to learn how to own it. Sounds simple enough, right? Wrong. Fear, discomfort, and anxiety have a way of keeping women from moving forward, including in their careers.