For too long, women have been told to confine themselves—physically, socially, and emotionally. So on this episode, Dr. Shields sits down with Eliza VanCort, author of A Woman's Guide to Claiming Space, to discuss the inequalities and systems of oppression that take shape in private, professional, and public spaces.
Eliza identifies the five critical behaviors of all "Space Claiming Queens": use your voice and posture to project confidence and power, end self-sabotage, forge connections, neutralize unsafe spaces, and unite across differences. Through personal narrative, research, and actionable strategies, VanCort provides how-tos on combatting challenges like antimentors and microaggressions and advises on building up your "old girls" club, asking for what you're worth, and owning your Space without apology.
Eliza VanCort is a teacher, consultant, and speaker who provides the necessary tools for women to rewrite the rules and create the stories of their choice safely and without apology.