BY TINA FEY
To earn respect, women must overcome conditioning to be subservient and speak up for their beliefs, even if it can be challenging.
Women who command respect know when to set boundaries and walk away from situations where they're not valued, as demonstrated by the author's experience with a biased boxing trainer. .
Dressing for success projects confidence and competence, but women face fashion challenges due to harsher judgment and expectations, and can strike a balance by dressing appropriately while showing personality.
Women with a strong work ethic demand respect, but still face discrimination and bias in the workplace, making it important to know their worth and ask for what they need.
For women juggling multiple responsibilities, self-care is crucial for health, work, and relationships, and respected women prioritize it through activities such as spa days, hot yoga, or reading, understanding that it's not selfish but necessary.
Respected women support and uplift other women, viewing them as allies rather than competition, and use their voices and influence to create a more equitable society.
Respected women must be knowledgeable in their field, stay current on trends, and overcome male-dominated industry challenges; women leaders prove that women can excel and offer needed qualities in traditionally patriarchal spaces.