Maybe the phrase ‘second class citizens’ is not quite accurate, but when talking about how many women feel, the description works.
So many I talk to feel inadequate, undervalued and that their opinions are always considered last.
Even supposedly successful women who lead Organisations struggle with self-confidence and backing themselves at times. An example is a woman I coach. Capable, strong and seemingly empowered, she crumbles when a male colleague gives her a hard time in a Boardroom discussion and when I ask her why, she tells me he makes her feel ‘inadequate. Like a second-class citizen.’
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