1 + 1 > 1 - 1, Right?
We are always stronger together. Period. It's difficult to navigate the workplace and sport industry on your own and even more difficult when you feel threatened by the other person in the office that looks like you. Diminishing thoughts creep in, "are we being compared?" "Don't want to be clumped in with the other Black woman." But why not?
There is always self doubt or the imposter syndrome that can sneak up on the most confident professional woman. "There is no one that looks like me in my office." "Or in this organization." "There has never been a woman that looks like me in leadership within my organization." "Or ever in my current role." "Or the position that I aspire to have."These are scary circumstances, my trailblazing friend. Never fear! You don't have to self doubt and self handicap in your career, in your office, in your life! You can be your authentic self and you are not alone.