Heidi Lynne Kurter

Jun 1, 2021

5 min read

3 Effective Tips On How Women Can Be More Assertive In The Workplace

Women who don’t seem sure of themselves when speaking are much less convincing than someone who speaks with confidence and conviction. Photo by Mateus Campos Felipe on Unsplash

It’s a common misconception that assertiveness means being hostile, difficult, rude and self-promoting. While they can coexist, assertiveness doesn’t mean being aggressive or loud. Lauren Powell, Psy.D., clinical psychologist, said, “society as a whole values women who are passive and agreeable.” For this reason, women silence themselves fearing they’ll be seen as bossy…