In some cases, women have roadblocks in the workplace which can limit their ability to receive recognition for their work, translating into lower salaries or loss of promotions. The following are ways that women can build leadership presence in the workplace.
There are several non-verbal cues that can appear weak or submissive, and subconsciously make management believe that a woman is not deserving of leadership roles. Consider the following subtle non-verbal signs that may prevent the development of a strong leadership position for a woman.
There are also verbal signs (or lack of verbal signs) that can increase your leadership presence. Here are some ways to take back your power in the workplace and build yourself up as a leader.
There are several other ways a woman can build a leadership presence in the workplace. Some of these include making a great first impression, always having an attitude focused on solutions, standing tall and proud, making eye contact and smiling, projecting authority and power along with confidence, speaking clearly and confidently, learning new skills, developing better public speaking habits, and continuing to find ways to provide value to the workplace.
Unfortunately, discrimination against women still exists in the workplace. If you feel you were the victim of sexual harassment, subjected to a hostile work environment, or passed over for a promotion or raise in the workplace due to your gender, you have legal rights under both federal and state law. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) prohibit sexual harassment in the workplace. Learn how an experienced employment attorney at the Law Offices of Jeremy Pasternak at 415-373-1287 or online, can help you build a discrimination case to get the justice you deserve.