“Doing deals with your buddies is a time-honored way to build your book of business. But women tend to struggle when it comes to mixing money and friendship, cutting themselves off from one of the most effective tactics in the constant struggle to get ahead. So why is it that we’re so hesitant to do deals with our friends—the very people we know have our backs?”

Mallun Yen, ChIPs Co-founder and CEO, explores this question and discusses her findings from a year of interviews. Read her article on how friendship holds women back in their careers—and what we can do about it.

Read the full article on Fortune.com:
http://fortune.com/2018/08/01/women-friendships-careers-leadership/