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Terrible feeling being on a project knowing and feeling you’re in a man’s world. It’s difficult for me to command respect when I feel intimidated. My client seems sexist and talks over me. Bad week :(

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One time I was working on a project with a total of two people. Me and one other male. My client was very aware of this as we had been working on the project for 4+ weeks. He walked in the room and said “Alright, gentleman, let’s get to work.” My teammate just looked at me like “Are you kidding?!” It was very prevalent that this client had been sexist. He did not believe in me from the start, but I worked my butt off and was able to dispute him multiple times when he clapped back at my work. Bottom line - do what you need to do and change his mind through your work.

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Chin up OP, I swear it gets better. People begin to respect you as they realize your potential and competence. I will say though, I didn’t always make friends being the assertive female in the room. Be cool with that and have your support systems set up so they can lift you up when necessary!

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I totally get it

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^^^ @senior consultant 1 great way of saying it. Again OP don’t let them get you down

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Why be intimidated? I’m quite experienced and half these men have no idea what they’re talking about. They’re just peacocking with no feathers

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^ you completely missed the point of this post, but.... Congrats?

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That’s horrible! Thanks for the advice Protiviti 1. I agree. Even though Im fairly green with a steep learning curve since I just started at this firm. But I’m determined to break negative stigmas. It gets so tiring though, doesn’t it? 9/10 I’ll sense hesitation when I have first meetings with a client. I just have an icky feeling that they’re scanning me and thinking, 1) oh you’re a... woman Or 2) wow you’re... young (therefore probably not very bright).

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I agree w @deloitte digital 1. Im in technology risk so it’s actually all men plus me in management in the tech risk practice in my office and most times it’s almost all male teams I work on. My boss, who is a male, sent me my favorite piece of inspiration ever. It’s a photo of tina fey and it says “bitches get shit done” and told me not to feel bad about being the assertive female in the room, im one of the top quality team members he has! Chin up ☺️ don’t let them get you down

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Try to let it go and don’t pay attention to the men who act this way around you. They do this to make themselves feel better (terrible)! They love to talk, so let them...but don’t be afraid to speak up when you do have a great idea or a different perspective. It may take some time, but if you continue voicing your great ideas and your unique perspective you will get their respect.

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Been there

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Honestly, I like being the only woman around. Doesnt bother me at all...

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