Female Bosses

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Women in leadership roles.

Looking for a career coach / career consultant if anyone has any suggestions. Thanks!

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How you be forward with a female manager that undermines other female managers

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Has anyone had a part time MBA experience? What were the challenges? And how did you align work hours expectations with your Manager? Did you take your normal annual leaves or was it study leave or no… more

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Hi all, need a bit of performance advice - I’m thinking of asking for a new PM, but I’m worried about how that will impact my reputation in the team. My current PM is nice guy, but I don’t feel like… more

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Getting haunted by the fact I didn’t get promo for 2 years and just got it this year. The peer then is my (thin line) day to day reporting manager who still leans on me. While I respect her position, … more

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I work in a male-dominated and highly competitive office, and I have now received feedback on two occasions to be more assertive. Female Bosses, how do you assert yourself while staying true to your… more

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how can i address my director to ask why i was passed up for a promotion? i’m interviewing a senior project manager and i’m confused as to why i wasn’t even considered for the position. i’ve been work… more

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I am applying to a full time position at the company where I am a contractor. Do you submit a cover letter? I was always recruited before so not sure what is expected nowadays. Also any tips what to i… more

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I recently mentioned to my mentor/coach (M) that I had to go take therapy because I was too stressed on how the past few years went. I wasn’t promoted for 2 years and I finally just got promoted this … more

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Boss ladies, how do you address the "your too aggressive" feedback? I don't think I'm anymore aggressive that men in my team level +- 1. In fact, may even be less aggressive in situa… more

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My boss talks down to me. I thought it was just in my head but this week I put all my calls in speaker mode so my boyfriend can observe. He agreed that he speaks to me very rudely - as compared to my … more

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Hi ladies, looking for positivity during these difficult times: What's your greatest success story as a female boss during COVID?

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In a couple weeks, I’m finally taking the leap to the next step! (dropping the Associate off my title) I’m so excited. I’ve worked so hard up until this point. And while I’ve managed smaller teams wi… more

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How do you structure your team meeting? I am on the quite side with a newly formed team and want to have meetings that foster participation wand conversations without forcing participation

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Somedays, its just hard to find that energy to motivate my team! I am exhausted, disappointed, and wounded from dealing with big boys club day in and day out, and then to find that inspiration to get … more

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Recently started a new role with a small team that is working together in an office. I’m in the same city but am wfh due to covid (I am higher risk). I’m happy to do socially-distant masked meet-ups b… more

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We have been trying to conceive (both feel confident and comfortable in our roles) and was just (surprisingly/suddenly) given a HUGE opportunity and step up in my career. I’ve now started second guess… more

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👋🏾 Hi ladies, I'm looking for some clarity on why it's difficult to find & hire the right web/mobile developers for your team or freelance projects. Besides the budget, what are your to… more

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Hi Female Bosses, bowl leader here 🙂 I would like to know what type of conversations you would like to see going in this bowl? What are you interested in? What would be helpful?

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I'm thinking of changing career. I often feel that I'm too sensitive for the type of environment I work in. Not sure if I should consider other options or just keep at it and persevere?

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How do you figure out what you want to build your career in? I’m graduating with my MBA in May and what to hone in on a path (thinking business development/strategy or finance) ..

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Asking for a dear friend, please share your insights! My friend is in a senior management role in a small organization. She is the only woman in her 30s in such a senior role, and is currently pregnan… more

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I’m the only woman in a group and feel like I’m left out of conversations or not someone my teammates go to for questions despite having the ability to answer them. Anyone have advice on ways to handl… more

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I’m a Manager up for Sr. Manager this upcoming year and want to start gathering support from the Sr. Managers and Partners. How have you handled these discussions? Any tips/do’s/Don’t’s. I have discus… more

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What's everyone's thoughts on executive coaches and coaching groups? Worth the investment or just a gimmick? Please share your personal experiences.

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How do you empower your teams to be more open/communicative virtually? This is my first time leading an extracurricular initiative. I send emails and host calls detailing instructions/next steps but i… more

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How do you deal with a boss who is a micromanager?

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Saw this on linkedin and wanted to share:

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How do you all feel about a known female predator who psychologically abused people for years, and was fired as a result being on the list of speakers at the 3% conference? This is not speculation. Th… more

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I am looking for ideas on a potential 6 to 8 week sabbatical from work during this pandemic. Looking to focus on health and recharge.

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As head of a division in industry, we work a lot with vendors. Increasingly I am noticing that men working at vendor firms have offer resistance when I ask for more details/invoice timings etc. I rec… more

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I've been in my management role for about 1year. In order to be a director, it's recommended that I stay in the role for two years. COVID19 really expedited the learning curve for this role. I… more

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I manage a team of 30 trial attorneys and 15 support staff in a firm of 500. I had a meeting about representing clients during restricted court operations during COVID. Today the director of diversit… more

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I inherited a team. All are managers. I worked to evaluate skill sets, maturity level, priorities, etc. It became clear early on the team had been mismanaged. 1 was stealing time, unqualified, not d… more

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Starting in a top leadership role at a very small nonprofit organization soon—as a recent law grad. Advice for seeking and establishing a productive mentor relationship external to the org?

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Do any Accenture leaders know when the Talent and Organization offering will be hiring consultants again? I am very interested in Accenture’s approach to organizational transformation and FWF.

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Does anyone else notice that perfume samples are always much more potent and the scent lasts longer than the full size bottle? Are we being scammed into buying the full size or is it all in my head?

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