Ep. 74: Strategies for Women to Rule the Workplace

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This week we follow up our “Art of Manliness” episode with a touch of female power. Shelby chats with Shelley Zalis, founder of Girl’s Lounge, about something called FQ, the female quotient. And we take a look at gender equality and whether or not women need to act more like a man to succeed at work.

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  • Zalis shares a few tips for women who want to show up and be heard at their meetings:
    • When you have something to say, say it. Five minutes later could be too late.
    • When your inner voice shoots down an idea, find the strength to share it anyway.
    • Don’t worry about coming off as bossy―think of it as asserting yourself.
    • Support the ideas of other women, too.
  • Plus, she speaks on the power of equality in a unique way:Equality is not just a social issue, it’s an economic issue…. When you create equality in the workplace, we can bring over $2 trillion extra dollars of revenue to the GDP. And women are 80 percent of the buyers today. So if women are making money, the economy will fly.”

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Favorite quote from this episode:

“We talk about diversity being good for business, so why are we going backwards? Why is equality going backwards in corporations if diversity is good for business? Women bring creativity, innovation, a collaborative spirit, nurturing, empathy to the table. And those are really necessary ingredients.”

Shelley Zalis

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