Women literally cannot afford to make the messy mistakes we see in the long arc of a lot of a storied male athletes’ careers, and they rarely get the payoffs.
Excellent article on how there’s a double standard for women in so many facets of our society. This one highlights sports and the different level of acceptance for the Tiger Woods versus the Serena Williams. But it’s just as true in business and so many of the roads to success that women have to travel.
Society rarely allows women to nurture those bold qualities that drive standout success. Instead, to get ahead, women either learn to stifle those instincts, or get punished for them. This muffles the traits that might lead to failure and inevitably also the qualities that lead to success.
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