Speaking Point: Ladies, are we really moving in the right direction? When we look at the political landscape we see models of women that are either powerful, yet masculine (Hilary Clinton) or women who are feminine, but lack power and influence (Sarah Palin, "I'm just a soccer mom" and perhaps even Michele Bachman.) It makes many women wonder if these two women have what it takes to be respected and taken seriously in politics?
Speaking Point: Hilary Clinton is smart and strong, yet she lacks a certain feminine quality. In order to compete in a man’s world and be taken seriously she had to become one of them, denying her femininity. She went up against men, not as a woman, but as a man. Now that women are firmly established in key positions in politics (thanks to the Hilary’s) we’re seeing a new breed of woman arising—the more feminine one. But do these women hold the power and authority needed? Are they both fierce and feminine? In Taming Your Alpha Bitch we talk about how women don't have to choose power over femininity, they can have both.
Speaking Point: In all arenas—corporate, personal, professional, and political we are showing women that they can remain true to their femininity and fully step into their power. We can wear our femininity with pride and still be influential, possess authority, and be taken seriously.
Speaking Point: In many areas, women have earned the equality they’ve been ?ghting for. They’ve broken through glass ceilings and achieved great success. And they’ve become in?uential, respected leaders. Yet many of us ?nd themselves unhappy, anxious, overwhelmed.
Speaking Point: The problem is that while they can be as successful as a man, they don’t get there through a masculine approach. Being a “damsel in distress” is not the way to make their dreams come true, but neither is being the hyper-aggressive Alpha Bitch.
Speaking Point: How do you change from being a masculine Alpha Bitch who denies her femininity to being an Empowered Feminine?