This is my International Women’s Day post. No, I’m not a day late.
Being a woman is more than just having a day, or a month. I am a woman,
I am a leader
It’s about looking around- every day- to see who I can help rise, and who will pick me up after I stumble, every
Actual coaching I’ve given women throughout my career:
I know it feels more polite to talk in a softer tone, but you need to speak up- in tone and in volume.
Do not say “I’m sorry” unless it’s for something you truly regret. Say “thank you for waiting.” Instead of “I’m sorry I do not understand” say “Could you please clarify?”
When someone is making you feel uncomfortable, you say “You are making me feel uncomfortable.”
Do not tilt your voice up at the end of a sentence as if you are asking a question if you are not asking a question.
There are many more examples. Why do I share this? Because the women who shared this with me wanted me to SUCEED. They EMPOWERED me. Do not ask to check their work, do not micromanage. Instead TEACH. LEAD. SUPPORT and COACH. Give that hard feedback, but do it with the intention of manifesting success.
As a leader of women or men, ask “how can I help to empower you?” and ask this question