Laurie Ruettimann describes The Woman Who Doesn’t Help Other Women

Laurie Ruettimann Laurie Ruettimann, Worldwide FOT

We all know women who don’t help other women.

I use some of these women as examples during coaching sessions. With great specificity, I talk about dysfunctional professional behaviors and wrecked work-relationships. I try to debunk gender stereotypes while simultaneously acknowledging that the woman-who-doesn’t-help-other-women imbues some of those stereotypes.

This woman is complicated.

She is privately and pervasively negative.

The woman who doesn’t help other women carries a boulder on her shoulder. Nobody works harder, nobody sacrifices more, and nobody has greater insights into the industry.

Read the whole post over at Laurie Ruettimann (an FOT contributor blog).