It has been said that determination is the key to success. Women have determination in spades and it is this quality which has seen them rising up to take their place in leadership roles in recent years. The old boys' club is no longer the exclusive preserve of men and self-esteem is a major reason why. It is hard to overestimate the importance of self-esteem; after all, if you don't believe in yourself, who will? Low self-esteem can hold you back in all areas of your life, but especially in your career. Once upon a time, women were socialized to be submissive and to defer to men's expertise, but fortunately, those days are long gone. Nowadays, women are asserting themselves and demanding to be heard and respected. This is especially evident in the workplace, where women are increasingly occupying positions of power and authority. Self-esteem is a major factor in this shift, as it enables women to believe in their own abilities and worthiness of success. In short, self-esteem is essential for achieving success in any area of life, but especially in the world of work. So let's continue supporting and empowering each other so that we can all reach our full potential!