As a young woman myself, I sometimes feel that I am not taken seriously when I am in positions of leadership. On many occasions, I have been called “bossy” or “aggressive,” which makes me feel as though I have done something wrong or do not deserve the position I am in. Does anyone have any tips for how I could better understand my role as a young woman in leadership to overcome this? If there are any women leaders who could share their personal tips or stories of conquering the “bossy” stereotype, I would really appreciate it.
P.S. I am not ashamed of being bossy. I love to lead, and I want to feel like I am not an imposter in a position I have earned. How do I push others around me to understand this too?