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Folks, help me out with a survey. Have you ever faced gender discrimination at workplace?

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@BAH1 My team literally gets into long, heated debates about specific players/teams/games/other sports stuff. I knew a girl that got hired at Deloitte because she talked about football for the entire interview. The point is the most popular topic is more geared towards men. The culture is mostly built around men and their interests. For the most part, women have to conform to this culture, be extraordinary in every way, or be overlooked. It's a game. I've observed men who performed barely satisfactory but got ahead because he was good at talking and "being one of the boys".

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BAH1 exactly how I feel... Women can get catty and emotional more often, even in professional environment. Overall though I do think mix in the teams is important because on top of our consulting skills that are more or less similar, we bring in different personalities and perspectives. Now some teams may not want that, but typically diversity helps come up with more original solutions and frankly clients have women working for them too who may be more at ease working with other women

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Female partners favor female staff all the time

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In my experience as a woman, it's hard to break into the "old boys' club". They bond quicker by constantly talking about the sport of the season and it's so hard to relate to because I genuinely do not care. I'm constantly in teams that have 5:1 ratio of males to females so I've literally adapted myself to speak louder and command my presence in order to be noticed, which is against my introverted nature.

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I know in a room of middle aged dudes all they are staring at is my ass during a presentation and don't take anything I say seriously plus all of the inappropriate comments. If you had to deal with that shit you'd want a little better treatment too. Just saying

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I get so much condescension from the senior associate men I work with (they're a level above me). I'd like to think it's not because I'm a minority female, but it's pretty obvious.

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I was passed over for a promotion while my female peer was promoted - just a few months after she was physically walked out of a client site for pissing off a senior client, and I had recently received a partner recognition reward for client impact on a project. It's impossible to peg that event purely to sexism, but I have always wondered.

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At Deloitte it's pretty much in bold letters tattooed on our forehead that if you are a women and pretty much don't quit you will get promoted. Deloitte's CEO and Deloitte consulting's CEO are both women now. There are definately women getting promoted in place of higher performing men, but obviously these are exceptions. There are rules about certain% of women in leadership positions.

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Men who complain about gender discrimination have a lot to learn

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As a white male, I pretty much get the benefit of the doubt 99% of the time (a majority of the time I don't even realize it). Any "favoritism" people believe they are seeing towards women is (more a less) just men not receiving the favoritism they typically get (see comment above about Deloitte's FIRST female CEO only getting the job because she's a woman...).

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In my experience... Women (esp those that are leaders) are harder on other women than men when it comes to being a mentor and/or sponsor. I enjoy working with the male leaders on my teams but will say that I have also be labeled as "emotional" by these men at times when trying to address and resolve project issues they may not grasp fully. Whereas my male co-workers have never been labeled as "emotional".

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I agree with P1, in my experience, males are more likely to choose males for projects, and women more likely to choose women.

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Because I have very good peripheral vision..also I have had guy colleagues/friends confirm its happening.

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Middle aged men have no shame. Pretty easy to tell im sure, guys in their 20s and 30's are much more stealth.

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I'm a woman and Ive had partners literally call me out by name and apologize to me for swearing in a team room. Like they offended my delicate sensibilities or something. Not sure it's gender discrimination, but it certainly is sexist.

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^ completely agree with these two

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How can we express any of these in the corporate system we're enslaved to?

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Through anonymous portals like fishbowl :p

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I've seen women cosy with with senior management for networking and more work. Something I can't do as a man.

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Let me be clear and also add, that I wouldn't.

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Just curious. How do you know they are checking your ass? How come you're so confident that you're a bombshell? See, this is wrong.

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