When I started working I had high hopes, but not high expectations. And what I began to realize was that successful women behaved in ways that felt comfortable – and attainable to me – and they had nothing to do with my SAT scores. I began studying how they conducted themselves and started trying those strategies out myself. In other words, I was learning how to fake it, which is the first step to becoming successful. This journey to my authentic self led me to focus on three traits: confidence, empathy and authenticity.