A grad school classmate of mine and I were at dinner last week with another friend, Tricia, who had an undergraduate degree from UPenn. Tricia mentioned that she’d recently attended an informal get together for women from her graduating class. She’s been out of school just over twenty years. “Shame” she offered in summary of the get together – immediately capturing our full attention. “Many women weren’t doing anything because they were ashamed that they hadn’t done more since leaving school.” I understood her remarks to mean that negative self judgment played an enormous role for many of these women. It impacted their choices and their beliefs about success or failure because they hadn’t done what they ‘should’ have done. Wow. This discussion left me wondering, what role shame? Continue reading
Weekly Free Events
Join me every Thursday evening for Dishing on Disruption, an interactive event that uses the lens of transition for inspiration and guidance. Details are here. Weekly, 7:00 – 7:45 pm. This is a free event. Hope to see you!
My Take on Women & Transition