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This is my first time using Reddit, so forgive me if I've not done this correctly.
I'm the proud owner of a graphic design studio, based in Kingston, Jamaica (simplyjimdandy.com) and am doing a bit of research for a new brand, which has a keen focus on women in power—Entrepreneurs, CEO's, Executives—career women. I only have a couple questions, if you'd be so kind to answer:
I'd like to know which colour inspires and motivates you but above all, makes you feel empowered?
Which country are you representing?
I look forward to your responses and thank you so much for your time—it's truly appreciated.
I (31/f) started a new position a few months ago, and since then my new supervisor (70/f) has had a couple check ins with me to tell me both that she finds me too brusque and that others have given her the same feedback about me. Prior to this job, I had not received any feedback along these lines. Part of me wonders how much of this is simply due to me being a young woman in a company with a culture that does not encourage any initiative or new ideas... and how much is an actual reflection of my tone. Have you received any similar feedback? What tips do you have for sharing ideas, managing projects, and making decisions without coming across as 'brusque?'
Is anybody else irritated by companies, especially big brands, using #wcw and #womancrushwednesday when recognizing women who work for them? I’m extremely put off by it and would be offended if I were referred to in that way by my employer. I feel like it trivializes women and their accomplishments, subjecting them to a “cute” social media trend. I noticed that Etsy is doing it, and when I clicked the hashtag I was shocked to see so many other big brands participating!
I would really appreciate other women’s feedback on this.