I am so proud of this latest piece I wrote for LATINA magazine. This is about leaning in Latina style. For Hispanic women in the workplace (and at home too) it's not just limiting gender beliefs that can keep us from success, but cultural beliefs. Like, "good Latina girls are not aggressive," or we grapple with respecting elders and don't know how to stand up to authority figures, or we are afraid to makes make waves coz we look más bonitas when we are calladitas...
In the piece I explore four cultural roadblocks that many Latinas grapple with but also feature coaching tips to over come these hurdles:
- Do you like playing humble?
- Do you sometimes believe you don't deserve that corner office, or to be CEO?
- Do you have an issue standing up to authority figures?
- And do you get pressured to live up to the good daughters should be married, preferably with a man and with kids?