Being an ambitious Career Girl does come with some struggles. Our career and fabulous lifestyle balance are not always easy to maintain and we have to deal with a lot of prejudices and people who claim to know how we feel or how we must live our life.
Luckily for us, in times of these struggles, we still have each other. We understand one another and know exactly what the other is going through. So on this Friday we cheers to women empowerment!
#1 – Self-doubt
Those moments of self-doubt, that although you know you have amazing accomplishments and know your worth, the fact that fewer women make it to the top and generally earn less than men (for whatever reason), makes you doubt yourself and wonder if you have got what it takes.
#2 – Being called a bitch
When you are assertive as a Career Girl you are often called a ”bitch” while for a man it would be a ”go-getter”.
#3 – People telling you ”you can’t have it all”
Although I am not quite sure what people mean by ”all”, I am sure we can have it!
#4 – Fears about your future work-life-family balance
Even thought it might be years away, people already start asking questions about what I am going to do once I am ready to have kids (I can barely take care of myself at the moment, so just let me be and I am sure everything will work out in the end).
#5 – Subtle moments of sexism
Those ‘Wow, you are bitchy today, you must be on your period’ or ‘You get coffee since the kitchen is where you belong anyway‘ comments still happen nowadays. Although some are meant as a joke, for some women this is not funny.
#6 – Some people that expect you only compete with other women
If there is a position I want to have, I really don’t care about genders, competitors are competitors. We want to be the best in what we do, and there is no gender in that.
#7 – People who think you are a men hater
Apparently some people think you can’t be ambitious and like men at the same time. And then there are some people who think higher educated and ambitious women will never have a husband. We don’t hate men (we actually really love them) and yes, we do have boyfriends and husbands!