Low confidence and self doubt plagues both men and women in the workplace, but statistically, self esteem issues are more often found in women who struggle with being heard.
In this episode of ‘Charting Your Career’ for Ladies Who Lead, Heather Saville Gupta tells Ladies Who Lead about “The Imposter Syndrome” that affects women who hesitate to speak up at meetings, struggle to trust their intuition and inner voice, and let their low confidence limit their own personal growth. She draws from personal experiences of executive coaching and offers some tips to overcome such barriers.
Ladies Who Lead, true to its name, is passionate about engaging, conversing, mentoring and sharing life and work experiences with women in the corporate industry. ‘Success Mantras’ is the first property as part of this endeavour. The series will showcase a fleet of leading women who not only share their views from the top, but also offer up some sage advice and frank admissions about the realities of being career minded women, navigating challenges like motherhood, sexism, pay gap, glass ceiling, male work cultures, self esteem issues and typical office politics.
As women ourselves, we understand best the complexities of juggling what our intuition says to do versus the fear of patriarchal perception. We know exactly that most advice shelled out to working women are easier said than done. This is why, we feel there is a need to go beyond just words and dig deep into the solutions and varied range of tried and tested experiences of real women achievers.
With the ‘Charting Your Career’ series, we try to study and address the challenges women face in different industries, to present the rude realities along with ready workable solutions to cope with them.