Big girls do cry
Don’t beat yourself up! some of the most high-powered women have teared up publicly.
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.’”