“5 Things I Wish I Someone Would Have Told Me Before Becoming A President” With Linda Finkel, President of AVIA

By Phil La Duke, Authority Magazine

The power of affinity in business is a real thing — and the ease that a man might feel with someone ‘like him’ can make things harder for women joining or leading a team since many teams and boards can still be overwhelmingly men. It can mean than women — and particularly women of color — may have to work harder, and sometimes more creatively, to establish the same trust, rapport, and mutual confidence even with well-intended, fair-minded men.