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To be a Woman and to be Workplace Ready

For a man, the common mantra is “seize the day.” For a woman, the common mantra is “act accordingly.” Women are conditioned to believe their self-worth is based on being good. The ideal woman projects grace, cooperation, and compliance. She tailors herself to be pleasant and acceptable. She accommodates and sidesteps her wants for the greater good. Unfortunately, this approach can leave one professionally stagnant. Being assertive, firm, and steadfast are required to achieve personal and professional objectives. But these traits are downplayed for fear of being rejected or worse, unlikeable. When women behave contrary to expectation, hostility surfaces in interesting ways. The unconscious narrative usually…

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