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 women's leadership and photography coach, on a personal mission to support women so that the world can be a better place for all. She founded Photosanity to help women like you increase your personal and professional impact without sacrificing yourself in the process - using photography as a tool for finding resilience through joy. 

Born and brought up in the UK, Alethea lives in Brooklyn with her husband and her two sons, Liam, age 8, and Jack, age 5. 

Alethea is A Gaia Project for Women's Leadership Advanced Certified Coach. She coaches women privately and has also taught workshops at the Apple Store, Brooklyn Baby Expo, Brooklyn Babybites (now Mommybites) and online through Photosanity and other platforms. She 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.

Previously an architect with almost 20 years of experience, Alethea worked for companies such as Gensler, Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership and STUDIOS Architecture, managing workplace strategy, corporate headquarters and interiors projects for clients such as Time Warner, HBO, CNN, Warner Music Group, Atlantic Records, Nike, Sony, Miramax, Aileron, Bates Advertising and Disney Publishing.

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