In this episode, I share a little bit about my inspiration for creating the show. Spoiler: I was incredibly awkward, shy, and insecure in my early 20s. And I was alone, with no mentors to help me through it. And it was one of the most un-fun times in my career.
I don’t want any woman to go through some of the struggles I encountered and feel like she’s alone. Whatever someone’s career struggle may be – whether it relates to confidence, fear, anxiety, frustration (or like me, all of the above) – I think it’s so important to have more voices out there unequivocally telling women this one very important thing:
The way that you are feeling is okay.
As women, we simply don’t hear this enough. And in fact, we often hear the opposite – we’re not only told that we need to look, act, and behave perfectly – but we’re often subtly & sneakily told that if something is hard for us, we are somehow to blame. And that we should quickly fix, or hide, whatever is wrong.
I want to start a dialogue around women’s empowerment that tells women the opposite. That they’re awesome, and that anything that’s a struggle for them is normal. And I especially want to remind them how amazing and talented they are, because I think one of the most important ingredients in women’s empowerment is helping women see their own power.
And that’s my goal for the show.
I hope you enjoy it!