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Stop Being So Helpful

Research shows that "workers who spend more time on non-promotable tasks are  held back from demonstrating their full potential.” Unfortunately, those  non-promotable tasks are far more likely to fall on women. 

Please stop.

  • Stop being the note taker (including on the whiteboard), so you can focus on making the points, not capturing others. 

  • Stop being the assigner of all follow-ups and just focus on acing what you are assigned to follow-up on. 

  • Stop doing the office housework of coordinating meetings or setting up coffee, so you can focus on doing your actual work. 

As a working mom (especially during a pandemic), you already have enough on your plate.


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