The Female Insight Zone :: Ana Dutra: Inspiring Women to Seek Leadership
In order to transform the culture and create a climate that welcomes women in leadership positions, we must…
establish income parity
be deliberate in our hiring practices
work to be more empathetic toward employees balancing family and work
Make the distinction between career beliefs and career motives. Women must question whether their ambitions are truly their own or what they’ve been taught to aspire to.
Learn through the experience of others. It’s imperative that successful women are transparent and vulnerable, willing to share their stories of insecurity. As Dutra tells her daughters, “We see other people’s outside with our inside.” Though it may appear that the leaders we look up to have it all together, they have crises of confidence too.
Combat “imposter syndrome” by reminding yourself that you were given your role because you have relevant experience, intelligence and people trust you. Why wouldn’t you trust yourself?
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