LIKE A BOSS: 5 Ways to Unlearn Female Politeness & Fast-Track Your Career

Like many women, I grew up learning to make other people happy, to avoid complaining or seeming emotional or needy. I was praised for the skills that would make me a good wife and mom — self-sacrificing and easy-going. I wasn’t taught how to deal with money or take charge.

As I founded my own law firm and became a business owner and supervisor, I realized that many of the ways I was socialized as a woman were holding me back. I wasn’t advocating for myself. I didn’t want to ask for too much or seem aggressive. I definitely avoided any conversation that involved disagreement or potential awkwardness.

Speaker/policy activist/mom. Lawyer/Mediator for LGBTQIA/non-nuclear family: Communication educator: http://CourageousConversations.Work