THE CONSCIOUS BLOG

Aimy Steadman

  • Do this, not that

Tell us about a thing you have wanted to do and were told you couldn’t–or were made to feel as though you couldn’t–and you think it’s because you’re a woman? Culture at work has changed positively over the past ten years of owning my company in the alcohol beverage industry. I work with male co-founders and the typical assumption was “oh, is this your wife?” rather than – “Is this someone you recruited to be your co-founder?

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Anonymous

  • Thanking others
  • Do this, not that

Write a thank you letter to someone who has helped you navigate the additional layer of being at work as a woman To my sexist manager; thank you for giving me the boot when I was told to run around the hoops you told me to – and I didn’t complete them on your terms. Not only did it catapult me into an industry and company that I deserved to be in, it gave me the confidence to speak up louder, more proudly, and much more honestly to be heard and seen as someone who deserves what she earned on her own.

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Kelsey Tripp

  • Do this, not that

Tell us about a thing you have wanted to do and were told you couldn’t–or were made to feel as though you couldn’t–and you think it’s because you’re a woman? Time and time again, I am encouraged (whether implicitly or explicitly) to “stay in my lane” simply because male leaders aren’t willing or able to envision what it would look like to do anything differently. Businesses would be much better off if they embraced the creativity and desire of their female employees to broaden their roles.

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