Is Ellen Pompeo Right About How We React To Successful Women?
That status quo is often implicitly (or even explicitly) enforced by women who are reacting to a toxic, marginalizing workplace culture. With little to no role models in leadership, few opportunities for advancement, and a pressure to be exemplary,
women operate in competitive environments that
pit us against each other. Similarly, women aren’t encouraged to talk about things like
salary and professional ambitions, and many of us face a professional catch-22: if we do make ourselves heard, we’re afraid of being seen as either too successful or not successful enough.