Welcome to Season 5, Episode 2 of the Selma on Leadership podcast. In this episode my co-host Kristen McCall and I launch our fall podcast season and discuss Reasons Why Women Feel Intimidated at Work. Join us as we discuss why women and men feel intimidated at work and strategies to overcome it.
Some highlights from this episode include:
- Mutual respect goes a long way in overcoming and eliminating any feelings of being intimidated.
- Your responsibility to own your feelings about being intimidated and what to do about it.
- How to reframe your thinking around your influence and position at work.
- “It has never been more important that men and women, across generations, have a healthy and engaging work culture. But often, women will struggle with feelings of intimidation in the work environment.”
- “When your opinions are not asked for, you need to find a way to give them. Own that responsibility to speak up, and to bring your opinions to the table. Find a way to do that, based on the gifts you have.”
- “A consultant coach taught me this and it really helps with feeling intimidated: Spend time with the leaders you work with. Listen to them, get perspective on how they see things and it will provide a wealth of wisdom.”
- “Be proactive. Find ways to engage. You learn to add informal engagement as a part of your natural routine with leaders, and be thankful that the boy’s club is there. I’m thankful it’s there, and I have my own girl’s club. There are just different ways of getting things done, and don’t let that be the thing that makes you feel intimidated.”
Click to Listen
- Reasons Why Women Feel Intimidated at Work
- Connect with Selma Wilson on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram
- Connect with Kristen Steele McCall on her blog, KristenMcCall.com, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter
Click here to download a full transcript of this episode.
I’d Love to Hear From You
What do you think about the podcast? What are you most looking forward to hearing from me on the podcast?
If you have an idea for a podcast episode or a question about something we’ve discussed in an episode, you can email me or comment below.
Also if you enjoyed the show, please rate it on iTunes and write a brief review. Your comments help to get the word out about the new podcast!