Today we want to talk about women supporting other women, in the office.
We know that, sometimes, it can be HARD – women are people too, and people can get on your nerves! On top of that, we’re genetically predisposed to compete for scarce resources (whether or not that scarcity really exists) and compare ourselves to others. That bleeds into every area of life, including the workplace.
But remember: you can be the bulb in your organization that changes the color of all the other bulbs! (If that made no sense to you, check out S2E2!)
Welcome to InspHERation Nation!
The Weekly Commitment
Every week, we will ask you the same question: What is the one thing that you will commit to doing or improving this week.
Writing down your answer to the question will start a self-accountability process, and following up with this practice after every episode will help you take consistent small actions that ultimately lead to BIG transformations.
If you want to share what you are committing yourself to, we would love to hear! You can get in touch with us at…
- Twitter (@inspHERationpod)
- Instagram (@inspherationpodcast)
Three Key Takeaways:
- Find another woman to mentor. Or, if you don’t have a mentor yourself, the first step might be to find someone to mentor you (and it doesn’t have to be a woman) because having a mentor will teach you the skills you need to mentor others. There’s always someone else who can benefit from what you’ve learned, and you can help them and build them up. If that makes them more successful, then they are going to mentor others and you’re going to start this wildfire of women building other women up.
- When you’re in a mentorship role (or being mentored), you are spreading positivity; you are building someone else up or they are building you up, and that’s a tribe! So take the time to get to know the women in your office and make yourself known as the person they can turn to to be there or trust.
- Stick up for other women at work when you see them being put down or being thrown under the bus. This is hard, but it’s important to show that this type of behavior isn’t acceptable, in front of others.
- Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Nell Scovell and Sheryl Sandberg