We've all heard it, read about it and witnessed it. Women hesitate to ask for what they want or need. Whether it is asking for more compensation, more visibility, a mentor or sponsor, or asking to revisit all that is on one's list of responsibilities - we stop and question ourselves instead of asking others.

There are a number of reasons for it; fear of what the reaction will be, not wanting to be seen as incapable, and the list of excuses go on.

Listen Up, Buttercup! It's time to get comfortable asking for what you want. If you've thought it through and it makes sense to you and others, do it! Using the strategies shared here, you can ask for anything. No more excuses.
Asking for help makes you stronger!
The Great Work Study, conducted by the OC Tanner Institute, showed that 72% of the people who receive awards for their work ask for advice, help, insights and opinions from people outside their inner circle.

WU rule#3: Don't Do It Alone!
The "What if's" that hold you back.

You've heard them before, either in your own head or from another woman...career limiting assumptions that keep women from asking. Do these sound familiar?
  • If I ask for help, they'll think I'm not capable.
  • What if they don't agree?
  • I don't think anyone else has asked for this.
  • Won't I look like I am a failure?

Asking for Help is a Key to Success!

"In many Western cultures we have a strong value of self-reliance and individualism that gets in the way of asking for what we need, " explained Professor Wayne Baker from the University of Michigan, "but studies are finding that smart people and progressive workplaces have discovered that asking for help is the key to success because we need to be able to draw upon the wisdom and resources of crowds."

The WUN Webinar
Join Us! July 27th Noon ET

Trust@Work, led by Chris Broderick
Trust impacts our lives 24/7. It is at the heart of all of our relationships. In a world of #MeToo and #FakeNews, building Trust@Work is important now more than ever. This session highlights insights from Trust research across multiple disciplines ranging from psychology and social science, to neuroscience, academia and business.

On our interactive webinar, Trust expert, Chris Broderick, will explore the behaviors that are scientifically proven to drive trust and we will look at examples of what high trust leaders do differently.

Please give us 5 minutes of your time to take a Trust@Work survey. The group results will be shared on our webinar. Yes! I have time for a quick Trust survey!