You don’t get 20 years into a business without your fair share of failure. Failure is a very natural event, but it sure does sting. Why do we as a society know so deeply that we must fail, yet strive to keep it hidden, like it never happened? This is a discussion I want to start having with anyone who would like to sit down and open up a conversation with me about starting a business. I can admit now that my biggest failure as a CEO is always saying YES. Yes to a new business opportunity, or an exciting avenue for my companies. Let’s dive into how I handle this as a leader.
I think it’s very important to start this conversation with myself (and maybe you) acknowledging that I am a woman. In most fields of my life, this is not an important clarification to make. As women, we are not born to fail, but we will be pushed to fail more than our male counterparts. We will strive harder, work longer, and when we have those natural failures, as women,…