When women advocate for others, we stay within our societal roles. We are not seen as aggressive and when we champion others, the behavior is expected, applauded and rewarded - a lot. When we tap into this magic elixir we win (for us and others) every time. Is this a double standard? Yes. Does it work? Absolutely.
Could a peak behind the curtain of one of the greatest recent examples of creativity (Lin Manuel-Miranda's Hamilton) de-mystify the concept for my kids?
This article first appeared in the Washington Post. Whether it's the YMCA, Scouts, a religious, or a more specialized camp, allowing our children to unwind and unplug can have huge benefits. Even if you can't put it on a college application
What if our natural inclination to not sound pompous, aggressive or abrasive could be turned into a superpower? There is a nuanced catch - you have to have credibility before using a speech disclaimer.