Have you ever finished a presentation and, even though you look your age, the only comment after was \u201cHow old are you?\u201d Chances are it\u2019s not your content; it\u2019s your voice. It doesn\u2019t take much of a stretch of the imagination to understand how a childlike voice can negatively impact how others perceive you at work. To deal with it, more and more, primarily women, are investing significant amounts of time and money into vocal training to learn to sound more authoritative. But is the idea that a voice must be masculine to be authoritative now antiquated or still practical? While in an ideal world feminine qualities would be as highly valued in the workplace as masculine ones, we maintain that working on your voice to make it sound more authoritative isn\u2019t selling out your gender (or sexual orientation, in the case of men with sibilant and\/or feminine voices). A weak voice is perceived as the equivalent of a limp handshake and can give a poor impression in the workplace.