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Speak Up Or Miss Out

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Is being humble holding you back?  How do you promote yourself in the workplace? Comment here.

The secret to female success may be more boasting. A new study shows that while women have no trouble promoting a friend and his or her accomplishments, they tend to downplay their own achievements. The researchers concluded that societal norms make women feel they must act modestly; past research had already shown that men, on the other hand, are not affected by modesty norms. “This is in no way, shape or form to be blamed on women,” the lead researcher said. “It’s just part of our culture, and it is our job to find ways to change these cultural norms.”

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