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Mathilde Collin

I’m the CEO of a tech startup. For the past year, I’ve been managing a growing team, developing a product, raising funds and dealing with the ups and downs on a daily basis. Just usual CEO work, basically.

I also happen to be a woman. Yet, this fact alone leads to a lot of questions regarding my “situation”: How do I manage day in and day out? Isn’t it just plain too hard? How is it to fight an uphill battle? And so on. Because, you know, it’s always tougher for women, right?

What women need today are more models of successful CEOs that, yes, also happen to be women. We need to start emphasizing the success of women CEOs instead of the womanliness of successful CEOs.

(Mathilde Collin for The Wall Street Journal)