The discrepancy between how women and men are perceived in the workplace in our society is out of control.
For every “intimidating” a woman gets, a man gets “confident”.
For every “stressed”, men receive “focused”.
For every woman who “needs” to “remember self care”, a man is simply “career driven”.
There’s nothing wrong with a woman who doesn’t smile constantly, make small talk in the halls, or appears stoic or busy.
There’s nothing wrong with a woman who prioritizes her career over making a family.
We need to stop placing priority on the number of social relationships women have within the workplace and focus on the work they do in the time they aren’t “being outgoing”.
Allow us to have a business-like demeanor, and accept that we aren’t at work to be gentle and sweet. We are there to climb the steep ladder we’re presented with.
All you working girls who don’t give a shit how many coworkers find you “approachable” - rock that intimidating power you bring to your career field.