Gwyneth Paltrow Says There’s an ‘Uphill Battle’ for Women in Business

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Gwyneth Paltrow. Photo: Jeff Vespa/Getty Images for The Hollywood Reporter
Gwyneth Paltrow. Photo: Jeff Vespa/Getty Images for The Hollywood Reporter

Gwyneth Paltrow gets that being a woman in business is no easy task. She’s given up what she refers to as a “perfectly reasonable” acting career to keep things running full-time at Goop.

Gwyneth told an audience at the Marie Claire Power Trip conference in San Francisco that when women decide to do something drastic — like change their career to pursue something new (gasp!) — people get uncomfortable.

“I think it’s really challenging being a woman in business, period. I think that we face an uphill battle just when we walk in. I think it’s just a fact of life … I think people really like you how they know you, and I think it’s challenging for a woman to kind of shift her shape and especially to do something that’s provocative.”

Here’s to shape-shifter Gwyneth and every other women in pursuit of achieving all the things and smashing the patriarchy.

Reported by Dayna Evans.