The more data you have, the better chance you have of winning the fight. Know what you are saying and say it with strength. Studies show women are much less likely than men to speak up in meetings--and when they do speak up, they apologize repeatedly and allow themselves to be interrupted. Attract what you expect, reflect what you desire, become what you respect, and mirror what you admire. Many times women take on the role of the pleaser in an attempt to be noticed. If your communication style seems a bit weak, practice being assertive. Recognize the value of your opinion and believe that what you have to share is worth listening to.
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If you want to lead a team, say so. That doesn't mean you have to be rude or hostile. We start by owning more of who we are and what we have to offer.