Stereotyping Women in the Workplace
Forbes brings us, “The 10 Worst Stereotypes About Powerful Women.” The premise here is that all women are stereotyped somehow, and the author, Jenna Goudreau, laments (reasonably so) about how many powerful women are “excused” for being there. Someone will say, “Oh, she only got there because she’s….conniving, emotional, or a token woman.” These stereotypes don’t just beat up the woman they’re being spoken about, they beat up the entire female workforce.
So take a moment, read the article, and tell me – have you been stereotyped into one of these categories? What did you do to refute it? And how can we all make sure we’re debunking these stereotypes now and always?