Winning a Seat at the Boys’ Table

Ashley McDonough Career, Confidence Conundrum, NAPW, STRETCH 0 Comments

There are few workplace relationships trickier than networking with the opposite sex. You want to seem personable without coming off as flirtatious. You want to be knowledgeable without seeming superior. Most importantly, you want to make meaningful connections not only in your workplace but also in your chosen industry in order to learn more about your profession and advance your career.

Get out of your head — it’s a bad neighborhood

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There is no bigger blow to the self-esteem of most women than trying on a bathing suit in a department store. The unflattering lighting, the awkward mirror, having a chance to see up close what your physical flaws are, and the fact that it nearly always happens during cold weather combine to create one of the world's worst shopping moments.

Try. Fail. Learn. Repeat.

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For many of us, failure is a four-letter word.

We may find solace in the fact that Steve Jobs was fired from Apple before turning it into one of the most successful companies in the world. Colonel Sanders did not start Kentucky Fried Chicken until he was 56 years old after his secret recipe was rejected from more than 1,000 restaurants.