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Mean Girls In Business (and Life)

Posted on Oct 11, 2011 | by Brenda Stanton

“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!”~Maya Angelou

Each week (or month) there is normally a theme that crops up in my practice – where I witness clients facing similar patterns that show-up in a variety of ways. It’s also no coincidence that I will often see the same patterns show up in friends’ lives – and quite often even my own.

And this month in particular I’ve seen a pattern of strong, powerful, caring, committed women having to cope with what I see as – mean girls in business.

It’s sometimes hard for me to grasp this archaic concept because for the last several years in the entrepreneurial realm, I’ve been witness to incredible women supporting incredible women in both life and business.

So when I hear about, or witness, another woman being down-right un-supportive, mean, and nasty to another – it hits hard -in the heart.

And this behavior isn’t always easy to spot because sometimes, the woman who is doing the berating comes off as being sweet, nice, and ‘supportive’ with her words, but her actions tell a different story.