Lead with Authenticity

A conversation with Tina Opie

Authenticity is what it feels like when you can bring your whole self to work—when your behavior matches your intentions. But there’s a challenge for women who want to be authentic at work. We’re daughters, mothers, sisters, and bosses, and all these different roles can be tough to reconcile. So while authentic leadership is often viewed as geared toward a single norm, as women we live in a multipolar world. How can we be true to ourselves when there are so many competing selves?

Tina Opie is an associate professor at Babson College. She sat down with Women at Work cohosts Amy Bernstein, Sarah Green Carmichael, and Nicole Torres to talk about what feels authentic to us and what doesn’t, ...

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