“…when women believe that for us ‘having it all’ must mean ‘doing it all’ – it becomes what psychologists call internalized oppression.” – Drop the Ball, page ix
Even though women make up half the workforce, they still represent only 18 percent of the highest-level leaders. Why? Could it be connected to the fact that just as women reach middle management, they are also starting families? Could it be that the mounting responsibilities at home and at work leave them with little bandwidth to do what they need to do to create success?
Tiffany Dufu, a renowned expert in the women’s leadership movement, thinks so. Her life’s work is advancing women and girls. In Drop the Ball, Dufu recounts how she learned to reevaluate expectations, shrink her to-do list and get help from others—freeing the space she needed to flourish at work and develop deeper, more meaningful relationships at home.
Sound appealing? Maybe you need to think about dropping the ball too!
Enjoy my summary here of my top 3 lessons from her fabulous book to help you. But I do recommend you read the whole book. You won’t want to put it down!l