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Ladies, my client is 95% men above the age of 65. I'm a small blonde who just graduated from college in December and joined the firm right after. Any advice on how to gain respect and trust?

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🤦🏽‍♀️🙄 @SA1 OP, be polite/professional around your client, but with that demographic, they're not going to change how they think. worry more about the higher ups on your team respecting and knowing your work. dont let the guys on your team take credit for your ideas (like hold them accountable if they just repeat what you said like it was their idea). you got this 💪🏽🙌🏽💁🏽

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But seriously folks...clearly some of you are clueless about what petite women face. Asian female here, have had this issue periodically depending on client demographic. Maybe it's psychological, but I always wore (and still wear) specs at work to look older. I do think the right attire (which will depend on your client) can signal that you mean business. Fortunate that I have a low pitched voice and trained myself to sound authoritative even when (especially when) scared s***less. Goes without saying that you rock your delivery. Can't please everyone, but ideally, make sure you have a positive (professional!) connection with your key exec sponsor.

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Do good work. Honestly, no one gives a shit what your hair color is or how small you are. Do good work. Do what's asked if you. Recognize that you're "new" and will get a lot of the grunt work. Excel at it. Ask for more.

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Judging by the size of your clientele, I'm guessing your client is the New York Knicks.

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PWC what city? Im not 65, and really like small blondes.

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@mck1 be thirsty...

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Small newly graduated blonde and 10 6'5 men that don't respect you? I'm pretty sure I've seen this play out on the hub.

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That's literally the opposite thing to do, SA1

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10 6'5 master race males in one room? I demand to know what client this is.

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^ 🤣😂

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Try to form an inappropriate relationship with 1-2 of them. After a few weeks, threaten to tell their wives unless if they convince the rest of the bunch to respect you. Good luck!

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I only highlighted my size and hair color because in a room with 10 6'5" old white men and myself, you can see how my demographics (size, age, hair color) might prevent me from being taken seriously.

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What kind of a client has 95% above the age of 65? Aarp's aarp?

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OP would likely get more serious responses if she wasn't embellishing the shit out of the situation and being so dramatic.

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telling her to "be fun", "do what's asked of you"...yup def saw this play out online.

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OP. Be spunky, outgoing, and confident. If that is you already then run with it. I've seen it in action. Don't take any shit. You got this. And agree with D1, keep the girls locked up.

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That age men usually has trouble taking women seriously. Period. Get used to the real world of business! 👴👴👴👴👴👩

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OPs project is literally a lemon party.

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My take away was that a cute blonde needs help

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So I'm 5'11 and blonde and guys don't take me seriously either. It's not the height. Just be fun and do good work and expect they won't actually take you seriously. 🙄 sadly

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This conversation illustrates 2 things. That women want to be treated like men during business hours, and that there is a reason why the female longevity anomaly is going away. OP. Try doing some work first before jumping on the train to prejudice.

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