Providing females in the S&C field with these skills may have more value long term.
- Critical conversations skills
- Thinking about solutions (which most likely can be found in your own behavior) instead of identifying faults in others
- Self awareness (there is purpose in understanding yourself)
- Learning how to promote the growth of others (empowering) instead of spending time establishing hierarchies/inferiority
- Identifying skills in others that will help them succeed
- Listening skills instead of waiting to speak over others (creating mutual respect)
- Being adaptable to how you interact with different people (not being rigid in your own behaviors)
- Learning how to be adaptable/open minded (without being overly agreeable)
- This is similar to pursuing grades over education, money over satisfaction, or individual accolades over team goals.
- Don’t teach them how to win, teach them how to play
- Where is this in the academic system?
- Where is this in internship curriculum?
- How are we providing solutions within ourselves?
Check out the following article for more insight: Cultural and Occupational Barriers Facing Women Professionals in the Field of Strength and Conditioning