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Was told by higher ups to present work in a client meeting specifically because I’m a woman and they wanted to hear from a woman’s POV. My boss said he would do the set up and hand it over to me. He steamrolled the whole thing and I never even got to open my mouth. He apologized to me via slack during the meeting, but still proceeded to bogart the conversation. Should I send him a polite but firm email calling him out?

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Speak straight to your seniors who asked you to present. It sounds like you had a clear role to play and your own slides so ignore him and emailing him- go straight to them.

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Yes

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Isn’t that rich.

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That has happened to me many times when pitching new business. I was typically assigned 2-4 slides and my former boss would take over the entire presentation. As the only woman in these presentations, I felt I was there for show. My feelings were confirmed when I was asked to take the new client out for drinks “because I was a young girl” and told to bring other young girls from our office.

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Yeah it's really gross. I used to considered fairly hot, and while it's tough to see myself age and lose my looks, it is a relief to no longer have to contend with being treated like meat.

I think so. He knew exactly what he was doing - he admitted it via slack. He had self awareness but couldn’t help himself.

I would consider including the higher ups on that email as well. The request came from them. Don’t blame or complain, just state the facts, which is that your voice wasn’t heard as requested by leadership.

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