Real-World Alpha Females
Job: I'm a full-time MBA student now; I used to be a management consultant.
Hours at work per week: About 67
Early alpha inklings: I was usually the youngest by 20 years and the only woman at client presentations. Once, a consultant told me he was impressed by how I "acted like I deserved to be there as much as the rest of them." It was meant as a compliment, but felt demeaning.
Best part of being me: I don't have to worry about what my life will be like. I know I'll be able to handle anything.
The downside: It's hard to relinquish power and delegate.
Plugged in: I always have my PDA, phone, iPod, and laptop.
My posse: I'm usually the one who decides what we do I get annoyed after a few minutes of indecision.
Kids: My fiancé and I definitely want kids when the time is right, but it will take some adjusting. We're both ambitious.
The real me: It can be draining to always strive to be at the top of my game. But it's satisfying.
Theme song: "Fix You" by Coldplay