Perhaps equally important, is for us to allow ourselves the space to be vulnerable. Having fear can cause us to instinctively put up guards that limit our ability to operate in an open manner. A strong advantage we have as women is our naturally-occurring nurturing instinct that often goes unappreciated. Studies show that ventures started by women have a 50% higher success rate – perhaps due to that same caring quality we innately possess. I feel it is highly important for us to embrace it and confidently apply it to various aspects of our work life, but to do that, we must first allow ourselves an adequate level of susceptibility. If it makes you feel any better, try garnering the support of your family and friends in these times as it can sometimes be difficult and harrowing, and a strong support system can help you get over that fence.