Is It Really Our Gender?
Ladies, this might be the most unpopular thing I have ever written. But, I can honestly say that I have never felt that being a woman has prevented me from getting ahead. In fact, I think many times my gender has been an asset.
I know that I am in the vast minority of women who feel they have not been decimated based on gender. And for years, I have tried to figure out why my experience has been so different from others. My first thought is that perhaps I have been discriminated against, I’ve just been oblivious to it. My second is that I am so damn determined that if a door closes, I don’t bother with the window, I just find another house. And lastly, and this is probably a big one, in my career, I have never made a man more important than me. I don’t give them power over my success, happiness, or my financial well-being.
I know discrimination against women exist. It’s as old as the Adam and Eve story. But how much could we change the imbalance if we refused to make it an obstacle? If in our minds, we stopped giving other people power over us and instead went confidentially about accomplishing our goals and dreams despite the inevitable setbacks that could be used to strengthen, not weaken, our convictions. Now that would be an interesting world!