Physiology Key to Women's Advancement

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The Warrior Women Project announces an update to the Bold and Balanced event that will address a slew of little known facts about the connection between women's health and productivity in the workplace, the unique contributions of their physiology, and how they are dynamically related.

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When women stop thinking they have to be like a man to succeed, they will begin to succeed.

It turns out that grouping men and women into the same container and trying to attach similar health and productivity attributes to both may be a failed exercise. Annette Comer, head of the Warrior Women Project, has determined that most studies conducted by such eminent agencies as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) fail to fully take the unique aspects of women's physiology into account.

Ms. Comer has developed her signature Five Pillars of Performance program as a sound and proven methodology for advancing the career of virtually any woman who embraces the program. Not surprisingly, the first pillar addresses the specific physiology of women and what they must do to overcome natural obstacles.

While other leaders in the growing movement to improve women's participation in the upper echelons of corporate America advise working around physical limitations, Comer is adamant that with the right training, women no longer have to accept anything that diminishes their roles. She will conduct a weekend event addressing ways to improve and advance the position of women in the workplace in Scottsdale, Arizona the weekend of April 17-19.

She is quick to point out that most health and productivity studies adequately address the relative importance of general health on workplace performance. They provide a sound basis for the macro viewpoint that improved health leads to better performance, more confidence, and a higher likelihood of advancement. However, they too often group men and women together, diluting the impact of hormonal variations.

Hormonal imbalance may be the number one obstacle that women in the business world face. Unfortunately, no sooner do women come to grips with PMS demands during their 20s and 30s, only to be faced with an entirely different set of issues as they progress into menopause in their 50s, and tackle osteoporosis into their 60s and 70s. Annette Comer demonstrates that adjusting diet, exercise, nutrition, and employing proper stress management techniques coupled with proper supplementation can mitigate these hormonal challenges.

More importantly, she recognizes that failure to understand the ways that hormones affect women's physical health and temperament can create serious barriers to promotion by generating a loss of confidence and creating rationalized acceptance of reduced performance. For example, she teaches that women often accept their weight problems as an inevitable result of hormonal changes, when there are solutions available.

Ms. Comer uses a variety of sound statistics to make her points. She often points out the CDC findings that women with a body mass index of 40 or higher experience an increase in missed work that is 141% higher than women of normal weight. More importantly, they often have less self-esteem and constantly feel they must compensate in other ways that ultimately end up being counterproductive.

As a result, Comer consistently emphasizes the importance of commitment to change. She notes that while most women are well aware of their real or perceived obstacles, the ones who excel are those who take action to make adjustments. She adds convincingly that no disenfranchised group in history has ever been handed anything.

Women who wish to move toward the top need to be very focused and strategic about all aspects of their lives and learn how those parts fit together. To accomplish this, it is important to disconnect from their daily lives; learn the proper methodologies and strategies; and allow transformation to occur. The weekend Bold and Balanced event is designed to accomplish those goals.

About Annette Comer
Annette Comer is one of the nation's leading authorities on high performance and the bestselling author of Rescue Me! She simultaneously managed four successful companies in varied industries and still found the time to build a strong marriage, travel extensively, and teach yoga. The Warrior Women Project is headquartered at 203 Green Violet Dr. Covington, VA 24426. Contact Annette at 804.293.0336 or online at: http://www.warriorwomenproject.com/

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