Op-Ed: Micro aggressions mean we need to continue celebrating women.

I was honoured to receive the National Emerging Leader Award at the Telstra Business Women’s Awards. However in the lead up to this amazing moment, I couldn’t help but reflect on some micro aggressions I had encountered nine months prior. It made me realise that awards programs which celebrate women, really are important. If it wasn’t for a female leadership program I had been a part of at the time, I would have taken these micro aggressions to heart. In this article I explore what I encountered and what the underlying messages were. I hope that anyone who reads this thinks about the stigmas which continue to haunt women in leadership and in the workplace today.