<![CDATA[When we can understand ourselves and connect across differences with other women, we release energy for creativity and innovation in the workplace. The practices below will help you gain comfort and skill for developing these relationships.
- Identify the sides on your prism that are most relevant for you at this time in your life and career, keeping gender in the center. For example, I might ask myself how being a Jewish woman, white woman, US-born woman, and woman in my sixties are all currently impacting my experience. What is important for others to know about me as I turn the prism that reflects my wholeness?
- Make a list of the sides of your prism. Reflect on how each side interacts with being a woman for you at this time in your life and career.
- Become more curious and open to learning about the experiences of other women who are different. Listen to understand, and be willing to share your experience.
- Make a connection once a month with someone from a different culture whom you don’t usually interact with. Cultural differences can include different employment levels, ages, races, nationalities, religions, and other differences.
- Read the histories of other groups or watch movies about the experiences of women from different cultures, such as Real Women Have Curves.