#125: Competition v. Collaboration

I’m constantly seeing posts by other women encouraging collaboration over competition. While I understand the sentiment, it furthers the stereotype that women shouldn’t be ambitious or assertive. There is plenty of opportunity for us to compete and collaborate. If you ever worry about being perceived as competitive or if you think competition is a dirty word, this episode is for you!

Things you’ll learn in this episode:

  • Why women should compete – including against other women
  • The double standard some women are unintentionally perpetuating that’s holding us all back
  • When to compete and when to collaborate
  • Why the real focus should be around women supporting other women as opposed to promoting the concept of “collaboration over competition”
  • How embracing your competitive side helps ALL women win

Links Mentioned:


When Women Compete from the Women at Work podcast

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Professional Bio

Heather Joy Hubbard is an attorney, speaker, author, and strategic coach. Through her personal and professional development company, she helps attorneys reduce stress, manage priorities, and build a book of business. Prior to her work helping professionals find more balance and success, Heather was a partner and practice group leader at an AmLaw 200 firm. She has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Copyright, Trademark, Intellectual Property Litigation and Patent Litigation, Mid-South SuperLawyers, Benchmark Litigation and Managing IP Stars. She was also named one of Nashville's Top 40 under 40 by the Nashville Business Journal. Heather graduated  summa cum laude   from the University of Louisville and received her  juris doctorate  from Vanderbilt University Law School.

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