I feel like my vulnerability has been used against me.
I had to abandon my vulnerability to get where I am.
More and more, I am hearing these heartbreaking sentiments from women leaders after they hear me teach that their work culture and teams NEED their vulnerability because it is our way to courage.
We’ve been told we’re too emotional or too bitchy, and so we’ve armored up, abandoning our vulnerability and, therefore ourselves.
Except you are worthy of it, the world desperately needs it, and it is where organizations must be going if they are going to repair their cultures, keep good talent, heal and move forward.
Thankful for incredible and courageous conversations with the Women Influencing & Networking Leaders at Cigna yesterday. Also beyond grateful for a sorority sister from college who brought me in to teach the team. It always hits differently and means a lot when someone you know brings you in to teach courage to their company.