November 14, 2017
In life, everyone makes mistakes. As a female business owner, it is respectable to apologize for your errors and to learn from them. But do you find yourself saying “I’m sorry” for actions that don’t warrant an apology, like asking a question or speaking up in a meeting? If so, you are not alone. Many women business owners don’t want to be viewed as abrasive in the workplace, so they apologize incessantly. Unfortunately, by doing this, they come off as self-deprecating or lacking in self-confidence. It’s crucial for women in business to stop apologizing and start owning the fact that their contributions are valued – so that their professional strengths can shine through.