Big girls do cry

Don’t beat your­self up! some of the most high-pow­ered women have teared up pub­licly.

Glamour (South Africa) - - Glamour Self - Marla Kaplowitz Anne Kreamer

Jean Yang For­mer di­rec­tor of Health Con­nec­tor in­sur­ance agency “Af­ter learn­ing that 50 000 health­care ap­pli­ca­tions had yet to be pro­cessed, I cried in a board meet­ing. I felt I gained more trust from my co-work­ers once I was more vul­ner­a­ble.”

CEO of MEC North Amer­ica, a me­dia agency

“I’m an as­sis­tant me­dia plan­ner, and my boss lashed out at me for tak­ing a hol­i­day. I barely made it out of the room be­fore the tears came. Cry­ing was the re­lease that I needed, and I was able to go back in and get things done.”

For­mer VP of Nick­elodeon

“I was cel­e­brat­ing a suc­cess­ful deal with my team when the chair­man of my par­ent com­pany called to spew venom that the deal failed to raise the com­pany’s stock price. I was stunned to tears, but it woke me up and led to a ca­reer change.” Vanessa Loder Founder of Akoya Power, a pri­vate eq­uity firm “I once cried dur­ing a per­for­mance re­view. I was em­bar­rassed, but I wish that I’d said, ‘I’m emo­tional be­cause I care so deeply about this.’”

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