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21 Things Ambitious Women Are Tired Of Hearing

Too strong is just strong enough.

1. "You're doing a great job, you're just too abrasive."

2. "Sometimes you're a bit too much."

3. "Gosh, someone's bossy."

4. "Does your boyfriend ever feel threatened?"

5. "You can come across too strong."

6. "Men really aren't attracted to powerful women."

Quick! Somebody tell George Clooney!

7. "Men like to feel like men."

8. "You're always working. Maybe that's why you're single."

9. "But don't you want to have a family?"

10. "How are you going to balance your work with raising a family?"

11. "Wow, I would never leave my kids at daycare."

12. "You're so feisty."

13. "You should let your hair down."

14. "You know you can't 'have it all,' right?"

15. "You really need to relax."

16. Every once in a while, this will come up:

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17. "You're such a workaholic!"

18. "Oh my god, have you read Lean In?"

19. "Why do you sound so angry?"

20. "Maybe men go further in life because they're naturally more confident."

21. And when you finally make it big, you'll probably be asked: "OMG, what's your hair and makeup routine?"

But tune out the noise and keep your chin up.

Fight hard for your dream.

And remember that there are a lot of kick-ass women you can look up to.

Boss women, we salute you.