women in business
I often compare starting a business with motherhood. It is almost as if there is a code of secrecy. No one wants to tell you what it is really like. No one wants to spell out the down times. The sleep deprivation. The sense of rejection when no one calls you. And no one wants to admit that it was less than perfect for her.
One of the worst obstacles for women in business seems to be the mindset. We hear about their limitations and we see double standards for male and female performance evaluations. Women become eroded by society telling them they "can't have it all" -- and they believe it.
More often than not, women don't have support in place or simply don't take responsibility for charting their own career paths. So use the quiet summer moments resting on that chair or your next plane trip to challenge yourself to become more ambitious about your career.