CHECK IT: One Word Women Need to Stop Saying if They Ever Want to be ‘Respected’

Screen Shot 2015-07-18 at 9.44.18 AMReality check, ladies… and it’s oh so true.

Recently, there have been numerous opinion pieces, and even comedy sketches, about women overusing the word “sorry,” both in the workplace, and in their personal lives.

However, criticism over another word women apparently have exhausted has surfaced, and it might take a few by surprise.

The culprit: “Just”

A former Google executive, Ellen Petry Leanse, wrote a piece that was originally published for LinkedIn, and later picked up by Business Insider, about her findings over what Leanse views as a “permission” word.

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The known LinkedIn Influencer started to see a pattern in emails from female colleagues that she noted:

  • “I just wanted to check in on …”
  • “Just wondering if you’d decided between …”
  • “If you can just give me an answer, then …”
  • “I’m just following up on …”

Read more: IJReview


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