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.
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Laurie Ruettimann is a writer, speaker, and entrepreneur based in Raleigh, NC. She’s working on her next book about fixing work due out in 2020.