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I remember being impressed & inspired the first night I met you Katie & now knowing the full story of how you made the Hashable thing happen, I'm blown away. 

Thanks for sharing it & again, congrats to Milkster on grabbing you. Keep kicking ass.

1 year, 4 months ago on Make No Small Plans – How I realized my dream of becoming a community manager.


 @ginidietrich  @rdopping I think I get where you're going @ginidietrich , and yes I agree with the generalization (larger numbers of women obsess over whether they're liked than men). But my concern is, if the studies show this is the way women are hard wired, why aren't we looking for ways to make that path work.


If the brain that is wired to be liked happens to be the brain of a woman who aspires to leadership, are we better off trying to find a way to help her succeed in the existing system while staying true to who she is or suggesting she try to change her wiring? I'm asking because I don't see a lot of success out there in people trying to change their core being and it seems the ones who do are ultimately less than happy. 


I'm not suggesting that a leader with a weakness (placating people for self-satisfaction) should be working his or her ass off to fix that weakness, I'm just wondering if trying to change people's nature is the best way to fix the problem.


Thanks for sharing this, you really got me thinking.

2 years, 4 months ago on Likable vs. Successful: The Issue Women Leaders Face