Stop Acting Like Such a Girl


Brandy Lee of The Daily Muse wants women to stop acting like girls at work. No, she’s not suggesting that women close the gender gap by trying to hide the fact that they aren’t men. She’s suggesting that women can get in their own way in business by letting some common female qualities hold them back.

Brandy suggests that women should learn to hold back their emotions, stop trying to be friends with their coworkers, and start dressing for the jobs they want (hint: the clothes in the Victoria’s Secret catalog are probably not going to help you get the reputation and career you want in business).

I’d add that women should learn to promote their own accomplishments, because modesty will get you nowhere in business.

You can read all of Brandy’s suggestions and warnings by following the link below.

Get the details: Are You Acting Like a Girl at Work? via


Susan Gunelius

Susan Gunelius is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Women on Business. She is a 20-year veteran of the marketing field and has authored ten books about marketing, branding, and social media, including the highly popular 30-Minute Social Media Marketing, Content Marketing for Dummies, Blogging All-in-One for Dummies and Kick-ass Copywriting in 10 Easy Steps. Susan’s marketing-related content can be found on,,,, and more. Susan is President & CEO of KeySplash Creative, Inc., a marketing communications company. She has worked in corporate marketing roles and through client relationships with AT&T, HSBC, Citibank, Intuit, The New York Times, Cox Communications, and many more large and small companies around the world. Susan also speaks about marketing, branding and social media at events around the world and is frequently interviewed by television, online, radio, and print media organizations about these topics. She holds an MBA in Management and Strategy and a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing.

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