I am a founder who happens to be a female.
Twice this week I had a conversation about the question I’ve been asked often on panels.
The question is some variation of “How do you manage being a female in business?”
I don’t like this question.
I wish it wasn’t a question that was asked of women.
I don’t think men are asked, “How do you manage being a man in business?”
The reason I don’t like the question is because I don’t think about my gender when I am doing the work I need to do.
I am only concerned with having the knowledge, understanding and skills to be able to do what I’ve set out to do. I also happen to be a woman.
I lead with that every day.
While I don’t like the question, I will continue to answer it that way until it no longer needs to be asked.