Perceptions of Assertive Women

A woman’s ability to interact confidently and assertively with people up and down the organization is critical for her success. Women who communicate effectively go farther faster in their careers than those who do not.

Discussion Questions

  1. How can a person demonstrate assertiveness in various workplace situations without coming across as pushy, overbearing, or aggressive?
  2. Are there any special hints women can use to say “no” without feeling guilty?
  3. What practices have worked for getting your points across in meetings particularly in a male dominated room?

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