Eclipses and Shadows

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This week's solar eclipse got me thinking about shadows. The Moon's shadow crossed the Earth's surface, dimming the sun's light for a period of time.

There are a lot of times in my professional life where people have tried to dim my light and keep me in their shadow. This isn't unique to me - it happens to lots of women.

And it's got to stop. Maybe we can't control our workplace cultures and societal norms. But women can take steps to assert our confidence and leverage our natural talents so that no one dims our light, takes credit for our work, or silences our ideas.