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In this episode, You’ve Had the Power All Along, My Dear, we will look at how women in the workplace have learned to armor up and why that isn’t a long-term success strategy.
We will see how our vulnerability is key to becoming authentic leaders. And we will learn ways to build our resilience and confidence while confronting what my clients call the “1,000 paper cuts a day” that erode our sense of professional self-worth.
The truth is that power is not reactive, not acquired, not something you earn or accumulate, and it doesn’t look like anyone else’s. That means you are going to have to define it and claim it for yourself.
The inspirational speaker Iyanla Vanzant reminds us: Power is your birthright…and the only thing that can diminish your power is the belief that you do not have it.
Statistics show that while women have made headway, we still have a long way to go. A staggering 41% of women in tech drop out because the system as it is structured doesn’t reward them, recognize them, or make the space for a more feminine, relational style of leadership.
It’s clearly time for a change.