May 31, 2021
Navigating the professional world, in any industry, means
overcoming obstacles. On today’s episode of the Int-HER-rupt
Podcast, marketing maven Amanda Rose shares her strategy to
recognize barriers and biases to overcome
What are the barriers Amanda has faced?
- A common barrier women encounter is overcoming likability:
Balancing being assertive and pleasant without coming across as
- Being aware of the situation helps you realize that passion
(which someone may interpret as overly assertive) is crucial for
- However, frequent communication can help minimize negative
How has bias hurt Amanda in her career
- Externally, men in positions of power might think women are
capable of only specific tasks versus what they actually should be
- More important, however, are the issues of internal bias she’s
come across - confirmation
Amanda’s tips for overcoming confirmation
- When we get caught up in confirmation biases, we look to
confirm an existing belief.
- The first step is to recognize the issue as soon as it's
happening. Take a step back, drop your ego, and ask yourself: Am I
making an assumption about this?
- The second step is to reflect on your thinking. Is it a
generalization, or are there issues with your logic? Try to
recognize what that bias is rooted in and how the current situation
- The final step is to challenge yourself to rethink that bias.
Rethink the conversation or processes from the situation to
determine how you can help this person and prevent yourself from
sabotaging your thoughts.
Recognizing barriers is fundamental to your professional
- They're very similar to biases regarding recognizing when they
occur and acknowledging that the barrier is not the end to your
- Sometimes it's keeping yourself busy until you're able to move
- Right now, we see a massive moment in history where many people
are not treated the way they should be. It’s necessary to recognize
those barriers and join together to be an ally and
Have you ever been interrupted, and how have you
overcome those interruptions?
- Yes, and Amanda admits she’s probably guilty of it
- There are situations where you pull a Madam Vice President
moment by saying, “excuse me, I'm speaking.”
- But there are also times you need to listen at that moment.
Sometimes it's recognizing, okay, I should be listening to this
person and letting them talk more.
If you want to get in contact with Amanda, connect with her on
Do you have stories to tell? Connect with Linda to share them.
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