5 WAYS TO DO RIGHT BY TH E WOMEN YOU WORK WITH
Make the conscious, proactive decision not to engage in damaging competitive behaviour at work.
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.
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.
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.
Stop thinking about female advancement as a zero‑sum game. One woman’s success is not another’s failure.