She’s not your competition; Day twenty two

blog headerWhat would you say you need to be prepared to do to lean on and embrace the uniqueness and contribution of another woman in the workplace?

I love this question!

Sometimes it’s easier said then done… But in all my bluntness sometimes you need to hold your tongue and just listen… It’s honestly more than okay to let another woman’s opinion or thoughts to out-shine yours.

Whilst it may be considered the anti-workplace etiquette – get over yourself and reveal your humanness, admit when you are wrong, and seriously, it’s okay to mention your weaknesses. Who knows they actually might be able to help you out! And even if they can’t – what have you actually lost by being truthful? There is sooo much freedom in honesty!

Also get over your own agenda.  Take a moment and observe those around you and how they receive love. Get to know how they tick – are they words-people, do they love a coffee, or is a 5 min massage the best thing for them!

Women cheering each other on and working together carries so much more weight, than one women flying solo.  In the words of my mother, ‘many hands make light work’.

Sarah P

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About Penny

Penny was born in England, raised in New Zealand, lived in America and settled in Perth, Australia. Together with her husband Mark, she is raising a teenage daughter and has twin twenty-something sons. "Coming home at the end of a solid working day to family and friends is my delight" says Penny, Co-author of the book – She’s Not Your Competition. She is a heart-felt communicator who believes in the power of a person’s story. Penny has over 25 years experience as a high level leader and spokesperson in both the private and non-profit sectors with significant public relations experience. She is currently the CEO of South Coastal Women's Health Services, and prior on the Leadership Teams of Rise Network and Riverview supporting people in areas of mental health, domestic and family violence, and children overseas at risk of exploitation. She holds an MBA and MBL, and is a Board Director for the Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia. For the past 15 years she has provided pro-bono support as a mentor for leaders and consultant to not for profits. Penny’s personal life endeavour is a determination to "make life better not bitter".