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Calling all women, you don't need to be perfect to lead

A friend recently told me that a woman at his workplace was not given a supervisory role because she did not - despite years of relevant work experience - give off "confident vibes".

She was well-liked by colleagues, had the right skills and expertise, and yet was passed over.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 07, 2019, with the headline 'Calling all women, you don't need to be perfect to lead'. Print Edition | Subscribe