I met with a client last week,
and with her permission, I am sharing her story:
She has been working at a law firm for the last seven years and her ambition has always been to become a partner. The environment she works in consists of over 70% male versus 30% female and according to her she has to work twice as hard to prove that she is as good or better than a male partner.
She was so determined to become one of the few female partners of the firm that she said “I had to put aside the soft feminine side of my personality, and show forcefulness, sometimes be seen as being ruthless in making decisions. Think like a man!”
This decision of denying who she really is, what she really stands for took a toll on her, with the result that before she was even considered as