Carine Hartman
Chief sub-editor
2 minute read
14 Aug 2021
8:00 am

Being in power as a woman doesn’t make you powerful

Carine Hartman

So be powerfully in power and I will celebrate you – not only this Women’s Month, every single day.

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It’s a simple fact, being in power as a woman doesn’t make you powerful. You are just in power. How you use that power makes you powerful – or not. Let’s be clear. I’m first in line to celebrate you going places, but sometimes, just sometimes, I swallow hard on women taking that noun literally. Power doesn’t mean an iron fist. Power doesn’t mean grinding men in a nut cracker. Power doesn’t mean people must suffer for a business bottom line. Power doesn’t mean you, and you alone, rule. Power does mean listening to others. Power does mean understanding that...