It’s uniquely unsettling for millions of women who feel marginalized in the workplace— but know you’re that not alone. And it’s okay to navigate your feelings in any manner that feels right for you. However, the real consolation is actually doing something about it. So if nothing else, we want plant a small seed of hope and give you that needed push in realizing your dreams in the workplace.
It’s time to chin up, ladies.
Create your own brand
Your success shouldn’t be solely a factor of your team’s smart ideas or techniques. It should be also the result of your undeniable abilities. When you walk into the office, it should be evident you mean business—dress the part, arrive prepared, and be perfectly poised in your delivery.
You want to break through this glass ceiling? Do it. Create your own brand. Learn what makes you tick and start showcasing them… just do it.
Some may scoff at the weaker sex trying to break into the big boys club of the organization, but it won’t take long for your hard work and diligence to pay off. You may have to endure a fair amount of grief, but eventually there’s no limit to how far a good work ethic and a can-do attitude will take you.
people who transcend boundaries usually have no regard for the issues being a boundary at all, nor would they give much credence to its perpetuation.
Steer clear of office romance
While a passionate office romance makes for awesome love stories and TV soaps, they don’t typically end well. Though it’s not completely taboo to date a co-worker, things can get complicated quickly.
If your dream matters enough to you, don’t let anything stop you. It’s best to keep romance under wraps from work hours to avoid risking your professionalism.
Win in the boardroom
We are long past that period when women were inhibited by cultural, educational, and legal practices. Now, you can kick butt in the boardroom and soar high in the workplace. There may still be a glass ceiling , but it’s nothing compared to what women had to contend with decades ago.
Just like anyone with above-the-line titles, you’re only as good as your work and the people who know about it. You command your net worth. So win in the boardroom!
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