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Why Women Need to Support Each Other

#IamRemarkable, #SheIsRemarkable

Women cheering each other on

If you wait for others to notice your achievements , you might easily be overlooked.

I had never given this much thought before, but I was brought up in a culture where talking about your achievement is considered bragging, especially as a woman. You are supposed to wait for someone to notice how great you are and then for them to sing your praise.

“Many of us struggle when it comes to talking about our own accomplishments. Cultural and gender modesty norms as well as impostor syndrome can prevent anyone from acknowledging their remarkable attributes and expressing their achievements.”

Working for US American companies for over a decade now, I have become somewhat accustomed to the constant chatter of self-promotion. The “look at me” emails, the “Win Wires”, the constant grappling to get a spot in the limelight, the willingness to take part in the most inane group endeavors to get more visibility. But I must admit, I am still slightly put off by it.

  1. the mission to sing other women’s praise as often as possible. Just in case they struggle with it as much as I do, I will be the one telling everyone out there that #SheIsRemarkable”

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Ronke Babajide

Woman in IT, Natural Scientist, Life Coach, Speaker, Podcaster, Founder. Writes about Work, Tech, Science, Personal Growth & Life