Women form a huge core of the tourism and events workforce. Yet many women still try to be more like men to prove themselves in the workplace. Is it time to challenge long-held beliefs that tend to diminish the way women's brains work?
Dr Tracy Packiam Alloway is an award-winning psychologist, professor and TEDx speaker who has dedicated her career to researching female brain science. On the speaker circuit, she works with Fortune 500 companies and women’s organizations like the National Association of Women Business Owners. Her research has been published in Forbes, Bloomberg and the New York Times and is a regular blogger for Psychology Today and The Huffington Post.
Her latest book is Think Like a Girl.
Quotes From Episode
"Interestingly, a lot of the women leaders that I had a chance to speak with... often have the misperception that they have to be this very transactional, masculine, even aggressive type of leader to be perceived as a good leader."
"A simple tip that I talk about in the book is to put your hand in a bucket of ice (which) introduces a physical stress to your system... And what this does, is it switches your decision-making from the emotional, the hot decision making center of your brain, the amygdala...and this frees up your rational decision-making center, your prefrontal cortex, to weigh out different options."
-Dr Tracy Packiam Alloway
-How non-verbal miscommunication between genders can cost you a big business deal
-How women trying to compete with men can backfire
-Understanding the functional gender differences in our brains
-Are women's decisions really driven more by emotions?
-How a math exercise and a pencil can also switch your brain
-How women process risk vs payoffs
-Leadership is a style, not a trait
Dr Tracy's book:
Think Like a Girl: 10 Unique Strengths of a Woman’s Brain and How to Make Them Work for You
Connect with Dr Tracy Packiam Alloway:
Facebook: Tracy P Alloway
Dr Tracy's new app launching soon: Brappy
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