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In addition, the trio covered how to promote and assert oneself as a woman without seeming overly aggressive, misconceptions about women leaders, and what drives and sustains each of them as leaders.
Learning to cope with or ignore teasing, knowing when to assert oneself or just walk away, and finding ways of defusing crises without physical violence are key to the development of social skills.
Seeking additional services, applying for employment and taking care of one's health all require the ability to assert oneself.