5 WAYS TO DO RIGHT BY TH E WOMEN YOU WORK WITH

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1.

Make the con­scious, proac­tive de­ci­sion not to en­gage in dam­ag­ing com­pet­i­tive be­hav­iour at work.

2.

Un­der­stand that iden­ti­fy­ing with an­other woman isn’t the same as em­pathiz­ing with her. Your worlds may look sim­i­lar on pa­per, but she may be deal­ing with chal­lenges or com­pli­ca­tions you don’t see.

3.

If you’re a ju­nior em‑ ployee, don’t as­sume that your fe­male su­pe­rior has sacri‑ ficed ev­ery­thing to get where she is and the rea­son you aren’t get­ting a pro­mo­tion or more at­ten­tion is be­cause she’s bit­ter, jeal­ous or threat­ened.

4.

If you’re a woman in a po­si­tion of au­thor­ity, Vonk says to “share with a gen­er­ous spirit.” Take the time to be open with ju­nior team mem­bers about your ex­pe­ri­ences, in­clud­ing the bar­ri­ers and com­pro­mises you grap­pled with on the way up.

5.

Stop think­ing about fe­male ad­vance­ment as a zero‑sum game. One woman’s suc­cess is not an­other’s fail­ure.

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