be assertive and confident

It’s no news that women should strive to be more assertive. Not only are we generally raised in a society, maybe even family, that enforces (intentionally or not) docility or affability before self-expression and independence but also we have millenia of that conditioning running through our veins. Some say our means of survival, both physically and emotionally, during our gathering days was by remaining passive and likable–basically, not a threat. But times have changed. If you want people–but more importantly yourself–to take you more seriously, you have to work on being more confident. You become more confident by seeming more

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