Only one woman wanted

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Learn how to view your status as a strength, not a stigma. In my first job out of college, at an investment bank, I spent a year as the only woman — and only person of color — on a seven-person team. Being the only one had some benefits I guess : I was usually noticed and remembered. I suspect that my ability to keep up — and even surpass the performance of my male peers — was at times unexpected, and thus viewed positively by some in the firm. But it also meant there were few role models for me. It was harder for me to visualize being there long-term.

I felt like an outlier. Being the minority in a group — whether that be for your gender, your race, your sexual identity or something else — can be more than just lonely.

Only one woman wanted

Their race and gender are often mentioned in the same breath as their names. Defensive driving teaches us how to anticipate and react to the poor driving of others. Similarly, we need to embrace defensive career-ing. Study after study shows that companies with greater diversity have better performance and are more productive. See sample Privacy Policy Opt out or anytime. There are a bevy of studie s that have found that men are likely to receive more credit than women in a workplace context — even when they work in groups with other women. That means that those in the minority may have to work extra hard to be acknowledged for the work they do, and often that means speaking up to advocate for it or having others do so on your behalf.

No surprise. There is no glory in a grind that wears you all the way down.

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This is part of a series of guides for working women brought to you by The New York Times and Bumble Bizz, a professional networking app by Bumble. See the full series at nytimes. By Dolly Chugh. See the series. See the Big Picture.

When a Female C. Identify allies. Odds are there are people out there rooting for you and willing to support you. To find them, pay attention to moments when a colleague might make a point of crediting a female colleague for her overlooked ideas or a white colleague challenges an insensitive joke. Or their behaviors may be more subtle, like when that colleague takes time to check in after a difficult meeting. Nurture relationships with these potential allies.

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Share your experiences — and frustrations — and make it clear that you welcome their support. Cultivate a sponsor. Research suggests that sponsors who are different from you may be particularly helpfulbecause they expose you to different networks. Make it easy for them to advocate for you by keeping them in the loop about your successes and strengths.

Find people like you. Research has found that for women, forming tight networks is important to finding jobs and getting promoted. How to find these people? Start by showing interest in informal happenings like lunch or book clubs.

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Someone out there is wishing they knew you. Advocate for Yourself.

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Track your successes Keep track of things that show your impact — whether that be congratulatory s or a tally of the of people you mentor. You never know when these lists will be useful — as a reminder of your value on a discouraging day. Then practice broadcasting those wins. Experiment with saying no to these tasks, or using the requests as an opportunity to trade off other less desirable tasks.

I happen to have a very effective "no club" with two of my female colleagues. We each other when we are asked to do optional tasks and advise each other on what to decline and how to say no. Recognize bias. These stereotypes are often additionally tricky for women of color, who face stereotypes around both their race and gender. Avoiding these stereotypes will not always be possible — but knowing they exist is the first step toward being able to avoid them.

Call them out if you feel up to it — and if you know how to do that with a sense of humor, even better. And be careful: Women hold unconscious gender biasestoo, so watch your own blind spots. Acknowledge the Emotional Toll. Focus on excellence, not perfection. The adage that you will need to be twice as good as everyone else may be true. That might explain why women often hold themselves to near-impossible standards — in other words: perfection. But that promise of perfection actually makes it more difficult for women to take risks or fail.

Try to focus on being "excellent" — not perfect — and let yourself make mistakes. Think of a failure as a guide map for the future, not a stop. Practice self-care. When you are the target of bias, there are ificant health effects. Think about what you eat, how often you move, and how much you laugh. Stay connected to your friends and family.

Lean on your faith or meditation practice or binge-worthy shows, whatever brings down the stress. April 20, About the Author.

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The Power Of 'Just One Woman'