Dec 3, 2019
Dr. Lois Frankel, author of the
Bestseller Nice Girls
Don’t Get the Corner Office, knows what it is like to be a reformed nice
girl turned badass. She has dedicated her energy and time to work
with women of all walks of life and ages to help them feel
empowered and confident to speak up and make their presence felt.
Today, she talks about the difference between being a nice girl and
a nice woman, how important likability really is in the workplace,
and a sneak peek into her audiobook
Nice Girls Don’t Speak Up or
What You Will Hear in This Episode:
- Badass women know the correct times to show
a badass is about feeling seen and heard, and having the confidence
to speak up.
- It is
never too late to practice using your voice at meetings, or in any
of your professional and personal relationships.
is a reformed “nice girl” and untaught herself a lot of the
expectations to sit and be good without stirring the
- Badass doesn’t mean you are nasty and mean, it
means you actively listen, and help others but also stand your
ground and speak up when needed.
of the biggest traits of why we hire and vote for others is because
we view them as likable, and someone we could see ourselves sitting
down for a beer with. While it’s important for both men and women
to be likable, men have it easier for now by being expected to be
more direct and straightforward than most women.
is a new generation of workers that don’t respond to fear or
authority the same way as we once did. Instead, they respond to
traits that have been typically seen as more feminine such as
interpersonal skills and connection.
nice girl is kind and doesn’t rock the boat, but a
nice woman can do her thing while also being a
- In Ageless Women, Timeless
interviewed women over 70 and asked them one thing they knew to be
true in all their years of life experience. She learned that you
can’t paint all women with one brush of wisdom, and their learning
lessons differed throughout the varied locations.
- Everything works out in the end, and if it
didn’t work out, it’s not the end.
know when to be a badass.” - L
our primary objective is to be liked, we give our power
hire and vote for people we think we are going to
Dr. Lois Frankel
Nice Girls Don’t Speak Up or Stand
Sylvia Ann Hewlett