{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "#IWD have you ever felt like your gender was holding you down? (IMO: Don't. Go show them what you're worth it.)", "post_id": "58c077edaf496000108516d1", "reply_count": 4, "vote_count": 3, "bowl_id": "5565cfca8b2b9a03009acf57", "bowl_name": "Advertising", "feed_type": "crowd" }

#IWD have you ever felt like your gender was holding you down? (IMO: Don't. Go show them what you're worth it.)

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

Appreciate the sentiment of the post but here's the thing: change starts with men. WE are doing enough. We kick ass at our jobs. We "show then we're with it" all the time. But it's not on us. It's on the men to treat us as equals. For example, I see this low key sexism every single day: men cut women off. Men don't listen to women when they speak as intensely as they do when other men speak. Every woman in creative has had to deal with having a man take credit for her idea because he said it louder. THAT'S what's really holding us down.

like

Hmmm this feels like the equivalent of being like "poor people should just work harder!" I don't feel "held back" or like I'm not where I should be... But I do feel that to get here, I've had to face added challenges male peers don't or can't always appreciate. That's kind of the point.

like

@CW1 & R/GA1 - I just wanted to pop in and say I genuinely love both of your replies. You're really showing them what you're worth it. ;)

like

RGA 1, exactly. It's the little things. After a big sprint on a pitch where my AD and I (AD was under me at the time/male), the president of the company came over and shook his hand, but gave me a fleeting 'thanks (wrong name)' as he walked out the door to me. Same work. Same project.

like

Related Posts

Assuming language is no barrier, what would you say is the best country to live in?

like

Do you all put your race and gender on job applications, or omit that info? In this day and age I don’t know if it hurts, helps, or doesn’t matter.

like

HR1044/S386 is dead. Like if you hope they never pick it up for consideration in 2021. Diversity is our strength!! We need diverse immigrants. Diverse! Not from a single country...

likefunnyhelpful

#Genders Women, do you find it difficult to work with men? Men, do you find it difficult to work with women? If there is something you absolutely hate and would like to change when working with the other gender, what would it be? PS: I'm sorry for focusing on male/female genders in the question, but it's valid for anyone having different experience working with other genders than theirs.

like

Diversity events this month hosted by S&P and Goldman Sachs. Any interest?

likesmart

Is anyone else depressed by the ORM/URM world we live in? Would you be supportive of a demographic-blind admissions process, especially given the multitude of interesting backgrounds and successful experiences regardless of gender / racial / other identity?

likefunnyuplifting

Curious what people's age ranges for dating are. There's the classic "half your age plus seven" rule, but wondering if that's actually followed. Please comment below with your age, gender, and range.

like

How do you deal with colorism that promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace?

like

Currently being devalued at work due to my gender. When I speak I am not taken seriously, I constantly have to deal with micro-aggressions, getting talked over, inappropriate comments,etc.

like

Does Deloitte have a diversity recruitment pipeline/team? I want to build my network through some informational interviews before I apply for a role. If anyone has any info or contacts let me know

like

Dear FCB CHICAGO, you tout diversity but you let go of one of the only two black creative directors in your building today. This CD was good with the client, work and team. (Cont’d)

like

yooo. Writing the Indian constitution was basically a policy writing project, using the head office policy for reference. I totally forgive the inclusion of some of the archaic Victorian laws now.

likehelpful

Hi, we just launched Diversity and inclusion committee at our work place and one of our many initiatives is to share some reminders /notifications about safety and inclusion in common employee platforms/portals e.g There’s no place or time when discrimination is acceptable. Please feel free to report to HR if you com across any discriminatory behavior. Anyone has any more similar ideas what other topics we can add?

like

Does anyone work in a school where they are taking steps to fix the current boy achievement problem in the nation? Boys are falling further and further behind girls by every metric possible. College enrollment rates are now 60/40. Boys are disciplined and suspended way more. Boys are medicated much more. Girls are highest ranked students by 7 to 3. 1 in 8 of all American males are unemployed. There is a major boy crisis in America.

likesmart

How do you promote equity, diversity, and inclusion in your school community?

like

Should I put my pronouns on my resume?

funnylikesmartuplifting

Do you think prioritizing hiring people based on race is racist?

like

What are your thoughts on splitting everything 50/50? I've only dated men who take pride in being protector and providers but now running into men who want everything split 50/50. It is a turn off for me. Am I being unreasonable or have I just been spoiled previously and having a tough time adjusting to reality?

likefunny

Anyone have any recommendations of courses or certifications that have been helpful/useful/worthwhile around diversity, inclusion and belonging? (LinkedIn, Udemy, leadership programs etc..) Currently in Sales and considering pivoting to a role more D&I focused.

like

I'm struggling with gender roles from a finances perspective. I'm independent and feel confident financially. I've grown up in a traditional South Asian household where my dad worked, my mom was a homemaker. I know both are equally important and my mom works just as hard if not harder than my dad. I've give give give and have been taken advantage of in the past and now I'm extra cautious. I'm struggling with mindset of splitting things or guys expecting girls to pay. I can pay (and I do) but

like

Additional Posts

My company is now displaying!

like

Post for push testing

like

test on 1.1.5!

like

Where is a new build???

like

Nothing worse than walking into an exam room that reeks of dirty diaper.

like

I had a case today where the patient was getting penis revascularization surgery because he had ED from an injury to his penis during a previous hip surgery. Positioning during surgery is important.

like

What year of residency was the best/worst?

like

What is your ideal job?

like

Anyone live in Houston?

When you realize it's Sunday and you have to travel early morning Monday. The cycle continues!

like

When the only flight to your new project on the airline your loyal to is in the afternoon on Mondays... 😡

like

When you get that email saying you've been transferred to CD&O...

like

When you fry your company's laptop on a United flight, fudge the friendly skies.

like

I'm an incoming associate starting to think about my professional wardrobe. Advice on heels, versus flats or loafers? Any and all wardrobe advice is appreciated!

like

Favorite Airline ? Hotels?

When a client changes their mind about a model you're running without telling you and then sends a ranting email as if they did #oblivious

like

How satisfied or not are people with performance review systems at their respective firms?

like

When you're at day 3 of 4 and you have those least few hours to push through before you unwind on the trip back home

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal