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Advancing Women in Leadership with Confidence with Ellen Taaffe

Women in leadership positions are extraordinarily familiar with the feelings of uncertainty and doubt that come with taking on larger roles. But these worries of inadequacy and under-preparedness, while ingrained into us at a young age, are completely unfounded. Our guest today, Ellen Taaffe uses her metaphor of the mirrored door to better our understanding of these feelings on today’s episode. This week’s episode 81 of How Women Inspire Podcast is about advancing women in leadership!



In this episode of How Women Inspire Podcast, Ellen Taaffe is sharing the importance of talking about yourself differently when doing something new and actionable steps you can take right now to take advantage of new opportunities.


Ellen Taaffe is an author, a Board Director, an MBA Professor, an Executive Leadership Coach/Advisor, and a Speaker. She serves as the Director of Women’s Leadership Programs at the Kellogg School of Management and serves on the boards of three company boards, where she chairs several committees.


Some of the talking points Julie and Ellen go over in this episode include:

  • The mirrored door and how it portrays the lack of confidence in women’s leadership behaviors.

  • The importance of talking about yourself differently when doing something new.

  • Taking small risks when the stakes are lower to build up to larger opportunities.

  • Getting clear and direct feedback from colleagues and mentors.

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