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Disrupt Yourself Podcast with Whitney Johnson

Dec 12, 2023

When’s the last time you got caught in the expectations others had for you? One person wants one thing, one version of you – another needs you to be someone else entirely…

And who do you want to be? Do you even have time to think about that?

The things people expect from us has a profound effect on how we act – we are social beings, after all. We aim, to please.

Our guest today says that the burden of those expectations in the workplace fall unfairly onto women. Jennifer McCollum is the CEO of Linkage, devoted to advancing the real power of women leaders through leadership development.

But how she got there has been a story of what Jennifer calls the double-bind of expectations on women. It’s a story of what she’s been called, too – a cupcake with a razor in it.