Wanting to be liked more than needed.


I am struggling with a business partner excluding me from one stream of a project when we worked together solidly to get to this point. He’s gone from daily communication to radio silence and I question the team’s opinion of me and the value I bring. We’re a small biotech and I have been brought in to drive strategy and some areas that are steep learning curves for me- yet I’m managing. I feel like I need the team’s approval to justify my inclusion. I’m female- they’re all men. I do feel it’s a bit of a boy’s club. And I just question my value constantly. But I also know I bring expertise they’re missing and have scored a lot of goals and driven the project forward throughout. I’m uncomfortable! And want to be liked but would like to feel needed.