Connecting with other women, is actually critical to your career journey!
Researchers Laura Klein and Shelley Taylor, on the relationship between friendships and stress, discovered that women react to stress differently than men. This difference is due to the different proportions of hormones that are released into the bloodstream.
Ever wonder why you are on 10, but your male colleague is going for a walk?
Well, when men and women are stressed, the hormones cortisol and epinephrine are released together, which raise a person’s blood pressure and circulating blood sugar level. Then oxytocin (The cuddle or love hormone) comes into play, which counters the production of cortisol and epinephrine and produces a feeling of calm, reduces fear and counters some of the negative effects of stress. Which is a good thing, because stress makes for belly bloat, sad, but true.
Attending the Everyday Business Conference is the opportunity to expand and explore a new Ally (One of the 4 women you need in your life)!
When women become stressed, their inclination is to nurture those around them and reach out to others (men tend to look for the escape, ergo the walk). Both responses relate to our genetic difference and one isn’t necessarily better than the other; however, oxytocin– is released when people bond socially. So, yes BOSS, this is why you’re quick to call your Business Bestie when things seem a bit out of control!
I will be chatting more about this during the Suite Life Social: Little Black Dress Reception on Friday night! The kick off to EBC2019. Build your tribe, visit the link and grab an Early Bird Ticket through September 1st.
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