Posts Tagged ‘#confidence’

Three Gifts for a 20-Something

What three “gifts” would you give a 20-something if you were a “Forty-Godmother”?  40-something women share three things to help a 20-something get a head start on the confidence to make decisions that are right for themselves. No more woulda, coulda, shoulda. 1. Make up your own mind. Be quizzical. Don’t co-opt others POVs without questioning […] Read more…

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It Doesn’t All Come At Once

                I’m not sure if I had confidence. I think I thought I was smart enough but I also felt knocked down a lot by the smarter people around me. I always felt like I was behind and I didn’t know enough. So I always felt insecure based […] Read more…

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The One Reason You Should

A favorite quote from the Forbes Reinventing America conference this week.  A good rule to adopt! When I find myself reacting in a gendered way…when I am grappling with something and thinking, ‘Why I am qualified to ask’? The minute I have that thought is when I remind myself, that is exactly why I am […] Read more…

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Confidence is in the Eye of the Beholder

Confidence is in the eye of the beholder. One of my professors in graduate school used to tell me that confidence is as much a rhetorical position as it is a real attitude that people carry with them. Just because someone is projecting confidence through what they say and the way they act has no […] Read more…

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Don’t Forget About You

Don’t forget about you.  I always thought I would I would go somewhere south and go to law school. But after I graduated I was crazy in love so I went to where he was. I moved to New York and it just kind of went from there. It’s funny because I didn’t think I wanted […] Read more…

Speaking Up and Finding Some Common Ground

I went to a lunch this week to mentor some younger women about workplace inequities, the slightly under-the-radar gender related things that happen in the workplace. Sometimes unintentional….ingrained, unchallenged behaviors that men can partake in in the workplace…but not un-harmful. Some things that came up included: being called sweetie or honey, not being included in […] Read more…

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