Ep. 15, Challenging Gender Rules & "Norms" with Guest Andrea Mejia of Team Gu

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We discuss disrupting the way we think about gender norms and gender rules, and by changing our thinking, how this can change the way the world functions. The ways in which some think about gender roles, develop gender rules to try to define what “normal” is, is outdated and frankly depressing. We need to empower anyone’s potential, not push them or shape them into things they are not or do not want to become.

Ideas about gender rules and gender norms can shape destiny, and it starts when we’re young. That’s when we are most susceptible to these views, as children. Today’s “woman” and “man” doesn’t need to fit into a predefined construct anymore. A “man” is not required to be the “alpha” anymore and the “woman” is not required to be the “order taker," the secretary or just a housewife any longer either. We can build partnerships in any way that we desire today where we can take away what is feminine or masculine and just be a human. The truth is, culture and where an individual grows up in and lives does play a major role in the way these ideas mold the person, and it changes the way one formulates opinions in the brain and the effects behaviors of people.

This is the first in a series wrapped around disrupting the way we think of "norms" we've created in our society.

Listen to this episode on Apple Podcasts (iTunes), Stitcher, Soundcloud or Google Play. You can also get directed to episodes from the www.disruptnowprogram.com site or you can go to the parent company's site at www.teamgu.com/episodes (this allows you to listen to full episodes). The blog at www.teamgu.com/blog has all of our guest's information, where you can connect with them, and you can read more of their unique story and how they're disrupting status quo!

The Disrupt Now Program and Podcast was created by Natalie Viglione, the Founder/CEO of Team Gu LLC. Team Gu LLC is a boutique firm in New York, NY and Charlotte, NC that offers niche consulting services in advisory, training, coaching, management, and sales and marketing, as well as offers monthly support services partnering with companies of all sizes. Team Gu is on a mission to help people and businesses reach beyond their limits to disrupt the status quo and evolve. Please see more at www.teamgu.com today. Send any questions or feedback to info@teamgu.com You can connect with Team Gu and Natalie Viglione on social media:

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