For women in politics, “likability” has been everything. But the 116th Congress’ female wave has turned that paradigm on its head, and corporate America can learn from that, argues journalist Tanya Tarr. Women in power, like Rep. Maxine Waters, have made “unlikability” a superpower, winning battles, if not friends. That applies even more in male-monopolized boardrooms. Congress’ enhanced diversity also electrifies the dynamic, with women like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez becoming high-profile targets, giving women in both sectors an opportunity to respell “unlikable” as R-E-S-P-E-C-T.