My reflection for International Women’s Day: perfectionism and people-pleasing are the next battlefronts in the fight for gender equality. Our foremothers had to fight the most egregious and overt forms of sexism. That doesn’t mean it’s gone. The women of our generation face a subtler battle: fighting the internalized expectations that still hold us back […]

Career, Personal Growth

The Next Battlefront for Gender Equality


For most of my life, I was so afraid of making a mistake that I wouldn’t even attempt things I knew I wouldn’t be great at on the first try. I did an A+ job of insulating myself from any situations that would expose me to embarrassment or lack of control. I may have looked […]

Career, Personal Growth

Fear of Failure