5 myths of women's leadership and how to bust through them

Tired of trying to juggle everything?

Are you struggling to figure out how to balance work, home, kids, relationships, family, finances, and health without driving yourself into the ground? 

Do you constantly feel like you’re spread too thin, never doing enough or doing it well enough? 

There are 5 myths that I've identified that are prevalent in our lives that cause us to feel this way.

These are the myths of women's leadership that we’ve been told our entire lives that prevent us from increasing our personal and professional impact without sacrificing ourselves in the process.

The problem is that when we internalize these stories, we unknowingly make assumptions that become self-fulfilling prophecies that hold us back.  

We believe that motherhood means taking a hit to our career, that leadership requires sacrifice, that we have to “pay our dues,” that structure and hierarchy is necessary, that we can’t be successful without working long hours, or that we can't be considered a leader until we are granted a formal leadership position.  

Of course, there are many more than five myths but I’ve selected the five that I believe are most prevalent and important to deconstruct. 

I’ve used them to lay out a framework for how you can start to shift the narrative and take a more holistic and non-hierarchical approach to how you think about your own role as a leader.  

This is perfect for you if:

  • You’re feeling constantly overwhelmed with juggling priorities. Instead, understand how you can align with your values, and find synergies across all areas of your life so you’re leveraging your time rather than constantly compromising.  
  • You’ve hit a wall in your career. Instead see where you're hitting roadblocks, internal and external, and understand what you can do to move forward.  
  • You’re looking to increase your profile, step into a bigger role, or switch careers entirely. See where your “zone of genius” is and how you can stay in it as much as possible. 

To receive this series, the 5 myths of women’s leadership and how to bust through them (whether you’re an emerging or established leader or don’t even consider yourself a leader yet), and to figure out which myth is holding you back the most simply click here.  

You’ll get a confirmation email right away, and then the first myth will be delivered to your inbox the next morning at 6am in your timezone. You’ll get another myth every two days.  

You'll also get information on how to find out more if you’re interested in women's leadership coaching.  

About Alethea

Alethea Cheng Fitzpatrick is a leadership and team development coach and consultant. Her mission is to help those who are driven to create the greatest value they can towards making the world a better place for all, without sacrificing themselves or others in the process.  

An Advanced Certified Coach with the Gaia Project for Women’s Leadership and an MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) certified practitioner, Alethea is also the founder of Photosanity, where she helps parents find joy and connection through photographing their kids.  

Alethea was previously a licensed architect with almost 20 years of experience managing workplace strategy and corporate headquarters projects for clients such as Time Warner, Nike, Sony, Nokia, MTV Networks, Aileron, and Alexander McQueen. She was an Associate at STUDIOS Architecture, Senior Associate at Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership, and Associate and Senior Project Manager at Gensler.  

Born and brought up in the UK, Alethea lives in Brooklyn with her husband and her 8 and 5 year old boys.  

Alethea has been interviewed on 1010WINS and featured in The Daily Mail, Cool Mom Picks, Apartment Therapy, Ask Moxie, Mom365, The Gaia Project for Women's Leadership, and A Child Grows in Brooklyn.  

© 2018 Alethea Cheng Fitzpatrick