CEO of HerBusiness, Suzi Dafnis, was interviewed with The Morning Mix last week. The interview was a follow-up to the launch of the 2017 Businesswomen’s Hall of Fame.
In the interview, Suzi discussed the criteria for the Hall of Fame. The women must be pioneers in their industries, must stand out among their peers, and must be role models for other businesswomen. Many of the women in the Hall of Fame have businesses that are not their first business, and many of their first businesses failed.
Suzi and the hosts, Dee Dee and Tim Webster, discuss a little about picking yourself up after a failed business and the challenges in business that women face. “Many women struggle because they are the primary caretaker,” Suzi says, “but it goes deeper than that, into a lack of confidence and something called the imposter syndrome.”
Many businesswomen have struggled with the imposter syndrome, and it is seen more prevalent in women than in men. Many of the inductees talked about their battles with it and end up playing down their accomplishments as experienced by Kelly Jamieson and Samantha Wills.
Suzi goes on to give some insight into the stories of the other inductees.
You can listen to the full interview here.
This post was co-authored by Mary Klepzig. Mary is currently completing a journalism internship at HerBusiness. She is pursuing a degree in Communication Studies at the University of Tennessee in the United States.