3 Practical Ways to Call Out Sexist Behavior at Work

Women face a number of challenges in the workplace. Many times, they’re invisible: lost opportunities for promotions, difficulty breaking into certain departments, and lower salaries, for example. Other times, however, there may be blatant sexism in the workplace. While women are the most likely to see sexism–or to be victims of it–men should also be…

The First Step: Starting Your Journey When You Can’t See the Finish Line

Your goals are big. Sometimes, the journey to get there feels impossible. In some cases, you don’t even know what the finish line looks like. When you have big dreams, big professional goals, and your eyes on a specific prize, however, don’t let yourself get held back! Get started on that journey, even if you…

Confidence or Arrogance? How to Tell the Difference

Confidence is key in the workplace, especially for female professionals. By definition, confidence is knowing that you are capable of something, which is exactly what employers are looking for when they choose someone to trust with an important task. But sometimes, confidence can cross a fine line and turn into arrogance. Where confidence is a positive…

Building & Expressing Confidence – Advice For Women Who Are Trying to Find a Balance

Many women today can feel as if they are pulled between several different competing sets of standards. On the one hand, they’re told to be dominant and bold. This is certainly behavior that tends to be rewarded in the workplace. On the other hand, many women are still socially conditioned to avoid being ‘pushy,’ which is…

Stop Being Polite, Start Getting Heard at Work

Within the professional domain, traits which are typically viewed as masculine are still highly valued: assertiveness, ability to negotiate, confidence, and yes, even a level of aggressiveness is still sometimes looked upon with respect. With the influx of women taking more roles in management, that perception is shifting towards more inclusion to a variety of communication…